Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Manor Square, Solihull West Midlands B91 3QB
2 Manor Square Solihull England B91 3PX GB

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council has the following markets:

Regularly held events include, but are not restricted to, the following: 

Markets delivered on behalf of Solihull MBC by an external provider include monthly Farmer’s Markets and Fine and Local Food Fayres, as well as a series of up to six craft markets throughout the year.

• Markets and other events organised in the town centre by Solihull BID.  These include a Christmas market, Jazz Festival weekend and BIG Taste weekend.

• Community events, funfairs and other activities held in the Borough’s parks.  The main annual events include the following:

1. Robert Wilkinson’s Funfair – held in Meriden Park over two weekends per year, usually during May and July.

2. Solihull Carnival – organised by Solihull Lions and which takes place in Tudor Grange Park on one day in June.

3. Bob Wilson’s Funfair – held in conjunction with the Solihull Carnival but over three days from Thursday to Saturday.  They also provide some rides for other community events, including Solihull Summerfest and Solihull Round Table Fireworks Display (see below).

4. Donkey Derby – organised by Shirley Round Table and held on a Saturday during June.

5. Race for Life – organised by Cancer Research UK one Sunday during June and held in Malvern / Brueton Park and finishing in Mell Square.

6. Shirley Carnival – organised by Shirley Lions and held on a Saturday during July.

7. Solihull Summerfest – organised by One Music Management on behalf of Help Harry Help Others charity and held in Tudor Grange Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

8. Dorridge Day – organised by Knowle and Dorridge Round Table and held in Dorridge Park on a Sunday during September.

9. Fun in the Park – organised by Soroptimists International and held in Tudor Grange Park one Sunday in September.

10. Solihull Round Table Fireworks Display – organised by Solihull Round Table and held on a Saturday in November.

Here is the Council’s response to our Freedom of Information request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:   Solihull MBC complies with the law when determining the items traders are allowed to sell when on Council land.  It is currently not illegal for these items to be sold so the sale of these goods would be permitted.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider but stated:

Solihull MBC would not object to receiving copies of any information with regard to policy documents and stallholder agreements.  However, these would be received without prejudice.

There has been no further contact from the Council since this information was sent 31/01/18

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Alison Rolf, Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Environment and Housing, email: alison.rolf@solihull.gov.uk

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Birmingham City Council, Highfield Road, Saltley, Birmingham, United Kingdom 6.31 mi

Birmingham City Council has the following markets: Bull Ring Indoor Market, Bull Ring Open Market, Bull Ring Rag Market, Wholesale Market.

Here is the Council’s response to our Freedom of Information request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? 

A:  We do not currently have a policy on this matter and applications are considered on an individual basis.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Brigid Jones, Deputy Leader of the Council, email: brigid.jones@birmingham.gov.uk .

 

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B98 8AH 10.02 mi

Redditch Borough Council has the following markets: Redditch Town Centre Market

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:   ‘No’

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor David Bush, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Town Centre and Commercialism, email: david.bush@redditchbc.gov.uk

Council House Coventry CV1 5RR 11.37 mi

This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.

Warwick CV34 4RL, United Kingdom 11.92 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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B61 8DA 12.93 mi

Bromsgrove District Council has the following markets: Bromsgrove town centre

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:   ‘No’

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Karen May, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, email: k.may@Bromsgrove.gov.uk

Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Leamington Spa, CV32 5HZ 12.99 mi

Warwick District Council has the following markets:

  • Leamington Farmer’s Market, Warwick Charter Market, Warwick Farmer’s Market, Kenilworth Weekly Market (let to CJ’s Events)

CJ’s Events are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme.  This is what they had to say:

CJ’s Events Warwickshire is currently reviewing its policies. We’re pleased to have been approached by Respect For Animals to join the Fur Free Markets Scheme. Here at CJ’s Events Warwickshire we realise real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Although we encourage small independent businesses to sell exclusive products, we do not feel fur has a place at our markets or events and will work closely with traders to ensure no fur products are sold.

  • Leamington Seasonal Sunday Markets (let E.G. Skett)

Here is the Council’s response to our Freedom of Information request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:  Neither contractor has stalls selling real fur, and although would not allow such a trader neither have published policies on the matter, and nor does it feature within the Market’s Policy of the District Council.  We would be happy to receive examples of policies and stall holder agreements.

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Noel Butler , Business Portfolio,  email: noel.butler@warwickdc.gov.uk

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Sandwell District, United Kingdom 13.06 mi

The Council operates markets in West Bromwich, Wednesbury, Oldbury, Great Bridge.

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:   There is no restriction on the sale of fur as long as it is legal to do so. However in reality it is most unlikely furs would be sold on our markets and has not happened in my memory.

The Council allows the sale of fur. Real fur is often sold cheaply as bobbles/ poms or trims and wrongly assumed to be fake, and it is of concern that the Council appear complacent about this. Please let us know if you suspect real fur being sold.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Dave Hosell, Cabinet Member responsible for markets, email: david_hosell@sandwell.gov.uk

Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall. WS1 1TP 14.78 mi

Walsall Council has the following markets: Walsall, Willenhall and Bloxwich markets.  Darlaston market is outsourced and run by a private contractor

Here is the Council’s response to our Freedom of Information request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:  Whilst our current policy does not contain fur as a prohibited item, our list is not exhaustive and can be changed from time to time.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Christopher Jones , Portfolio holder, Clean and green, email: cllr.chris.jones@walsall.gov.uk

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Nuneaton and Bedworth District, United Kingdom 14.93 mi

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:  Not to our knowledge

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting the Council at customer.services@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk.

CV9 1DE 14.97 mi

This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.

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Dudley council 15.23 mi

Dudley MB Council has the following markets: Dudley Market, misc. Teenage and Craft Fayres throughout the year.

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:   The management company confirmed they do NOT allow real fur to be sold.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Ian Kettle, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development,  email: Cllr.ian.kettle@dudleymbc.org.uk

Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HX, UK 15.57 mi

Stratford-upon-Avon District Council has the following markets: Rother Street Markets, Waterside Upmarket, Victorian Christmas Market, Various occasional specialist markets.

LSD Promotions are contracted to run all Stratford-upon-Avon Town Centre Markets.  LSD Promotions have a strict No Fur policy and are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme.

Here is the Council’s response to our Freedom of Information request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:   The decision on the stock of anyone selling on the markets through our contract would be made by LSD Promotions. If the council chose to it could put a clause in our markets contract, but there currently isn’t one.

Although this means Fur is not currently sold at this councils markets we have contacted the council to invite them to sign up to our Fur Free Markets Scheme.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Christopher Kettle,  Chairman of the Council,  email: chris.kettle@stratford-dc.gov.uk

Tamworth B79 7BZ, UK 15.74 mi

Tamworth Borough Council has the following markets: Tamworth Street Market.

LSD Promotions run the street market.  They have a strict No Fur policy and are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme.

Fireworks, Christmas and other events are managed through the Tamworth Borough Council Arts and Events team. Stands/stalls at the following events:  St Georges Day, We Love Tamworth, Outdoor Cinema, Outdoor Theatre, Fireworks Night, Christmas Lights

Here is the Council’s response to our Freedom of Information request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:  LSD Promotions and Tamworth Borough Council are very committed to preventing the sale of fur on the markets. As far as we are aware there are no traders selling real fur in Tamworth.

We are seeking clarification from Tamworth Borough Council on their policy regarding the sale of fur at events managed by their Arts and Events Team.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Steven Claymore, Portfolio holder for Regeneration,  email: steven-claymore@tamworth.gov.uk

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Rugby District, United Kingdom 19.1 mi

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A: We have no policy regarding fur sale, but we are not aware of any stall that sells fur.

The Council does not prohibit the sale of fur.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Lisa Parker, Sustainable Environment Portfolio Holde, email: lisa.parker@rugby.gov.uk

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