South Kesteven District Council has the following markets: 3 weekly markets at Grantham, Stamford and Bourne
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: We do not currently have an animal welfare charter or a policy that covers the sale of real fur products on our markets.
We would like to review this in the near future and would therefore be pleased to receive some information on suitable wording that could potentially be used to cover this.
In may 2018 we received this update:
I can confirm that our Markets Code of Practice for Traders has been updated to state that traders are not allowed to sell any real fur based products on our regular weekly markets in the District.
They have been invited to join the Fur Free Markets scheme but have not yet responded.
Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Nick Robins, Cabinet Member for Retail and Visitor Economy, email: Nick.Robins@southkesteven.gov.uk .