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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South Derbyshire District, United Kingdom 31.64 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 don’t preclude within the current arrangement.

The Council allows 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 Peter Watson, Chair of Environmental and Development Services Committee, email: peter.watson@south-derbys.gov.uk

Darby House, Lawn Central, Telford, Shropshire TF3 4JA, UK 33.58 mi

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

Public Services Centre, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury. Gloucestershire. GL20 5TT 33.62 mi

Tewkesbury Borough Council has the following markets: Cotswold Markets at Spring Gardens

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:   This is at the discretion of Cotswold Markets.

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 Rob Bird, Leader of the Council, email: Robert.Bird@tewkesbury.gov.uk

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Charnwood, United Kingdom 35.07 mi

Here is Charnwood Borough 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:  YES

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 an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr. Jenny Bokor, Porfolio holder, at cllr.jenny.bokor@charnwood.gov.uk .

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Harborough District, United Kingdom 37.12 mi

The Council runs Harborough Market.

Here is the 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 specific exclusion of the sale of fur, although we do not have any traders who have sought to sell such items.

The Council has no policy to prohibit the sale of fur should a trader wish.

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 Philip King, Deputy Leader of the Council, email: p.king@harborough.gov.uk

 

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Derby, United Kingdom 37.51 mi

Derby City Council has the following markets: Derby Market Hall, Allenton Market 

In addition they stated:  We manage and support several hundred fairs, events and festivals per annum.

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 join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Councillor Robin Wood , Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture & Tourism, email: robin.wood@derby.gov.uk

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom 37.63 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: The arrangements in place which enable markets to be held in Cheltenham do not explicitly prohibit the sale of real fur.

The Council allows 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 David Willingham, Chair of Licensing Committee, email: cllr.david.willingham@cheltenham.gov.uk

 

Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6AD, United Kingdom 38.52 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Northampton NN1 1ED, United Kingdom 39.15 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom 39.25 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:   NO

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this and they have refused to consider our recommended policy.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Jonathan Nunn (Leader of the Council), email: cllr.jnunn@northampton.gov.uk

ST10 1LG 40.44 mi

Information requests have been submitted to this council on several occasions without response.

Gloucester GL1 2TG, United Kingdom 42.65 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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Cotswold District, United Kingdom 42.85 mi

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

 

Herbert Warehouse The Docks Gloucester GL1 2EQ 42.87 mi

Gloucester City Council has the following markets: Eastgate Indoor Market, Kings Square Market, Farmers Market, Hempsted Meadow Car Boot and 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? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:  I’m 99% sure that we do not allow real fur in the market but will allow faux fur. We do not currently have any policies or agreements in place but would certainly welcome some wording to put onto our 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 Councillor Paul James, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economy,  email:paul.james@gloucester.gov.uk

Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP 43.32 mi

Erewash Borough Council has the following markets: Ilkeston Town Centre Market – Each Thursday and Saturday.  Long Eaton Town Centre Market – Each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

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: No, as per charter.  Not currently covered in the market policy, although this is currently being re-written and will include reference to fur. The markets are inspected weekly and any selling fur should be noted and acted upon.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting  Councillor Michael Powell, Lead Member for Regeneration and Planning,  email: Councillor.Michael.Powell@erewash.gov.uk

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Amber Valley District, UK 43.49 mi

Amber Valley Council has the following markets:  Alfreton Indoor Market – Amber Valley Borough Council;

Heanor Market – Heanor Market Association (Heanor Vision); Ripley Market – Market Traders’ Association; Belper – Farmers’ Market (one for month) – Belper Town Council.

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: I can only comment for Alfreton Indoor Market and the Council do not currently have a policy in place for this type of product so there would not be any restrictions – although we have not been approached by any trader selling these items. The Council would be happy to receive a recommended form of words to include in policy documents and stallholder agreements.

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 an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Ben Bellamy – Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Community Safety. Email: ben.bellamy@ambervalley.gov.uk

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Cherwell, United Kingdom 43.58 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 don’t have a clause in our current market terms and conditions relating to fur. I’m fairly certain we don’t currently have any fur being sold on any of our markets, however I can’t see why we wouldn’t add such a clause to ban fur. I’m happy for you to circulate policy wording for us to look at.

The Council currently 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 an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting the Lead Member for Environmental Services,  Councillor Debbie Pickford – Debbie.Pickford@Cherwell-DC.gov.uk .

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom 43.74 mi

Herefordshire Council has the following markets: Hereford Retail Market (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday), Hereford produce and craft market (every Thursday, and first Saturday of each month), Hereford Christmas Markets (December)

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:  No

Please see extract from Market Trader agreement.

2.7:2 No firearms (real or imitation), air weapons, sheath knives, cut-throat razors, hunting / fighting knives, bows or crossbows may be available for sale, domestic cutlery is permitted.
The sale of any item that may be deemed to be of a harmful, objectionable or of an offensive nature, or is prohibited by current Acts of Parliament will not be permitted.

However, there is no information as to how this applies to fur.  They have asked for information on our Fur Free Markets scheme

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Cllr John Harrington, Cabinet member for Infastructure and Transport, email: John.Harrington@herefordshire.gov.uk

Rushcliffe Arena Rugby Road West Bridgford NOTTINGHAM NG2 7YG 44.15 mi

Rushcliffe Borough Council has the following markets: Bingham market, Bingham farmers’ market, Sutton Bonington farmers market, West Bridgford farmers’ market, West Bridgford and Bingham craft market (management of all markets is contracted out).

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:  Not knowingly

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 Cllr A Edyvean, Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Business, email: Cllr.AEdyvean@rushcliffe.gov.uk

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Kettering, United Kingdom 44.15 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:   NO

However, there are currently no official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Portfolio holder Councillor Dearing – markdearing@kettering.gov.uk

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