St Albans City & District Council

St Peters Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3JE, England
58-62 Saint Peter's Street St Albans England AL1 GB

St Albans City & District Council has the following markets: Charter Market (weekly; Weds & Sats); three annual festivals (Alban Weekend, Food & Drink Festival and Christmas Lights Switch-on Events); Christmas 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:   No.

The council has a written policy to enforce this but has not yet joined the Fur Free Markets Scheme.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Julian Daly, Commercial and Development Portfolio Holder,  email: cllr.j.daly@stalbans.gov.uk

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HP1 1DN 6.48 mi

Dacorum Borough Council has the following markets:

Dacorum Borough Council manage two markets, the management of which is contracted out to Saunders Markets Limited.

  • Hemel Hempstead Town Centre – weekly markets held on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  • Hemel Hempstead Old Town Market – monthly market on the first Sunday of the month (excluding January & February)

We also organise two large annual events in Hemel Hempstead where a small number of trading stalls (predominantly food vendors) are permitted:-

  • Old Town Halloween Party
  • Christmas Live @ Hemel Hempstead

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 have checked with our market operator and there have been no instances of any traders selling fur to date to their knowledge.  At present as long as traders are operating within the law they are permitted to trade.  Saunders Markets do not currently have a policy around fur but have asked to be made aware of information that is sent to us in respect of the same.

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 Graham Sutton, Planning & Regeneration, email: graham.sutton@dacorum.gov.uk .

Council Offices, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6LA 6.54 mi

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has the following markets: Hatfield 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: There is currently nothing to prevent stall holders from selling real fur

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 Roger Trigg, Deputy Mayor, email: roger.trigg@welhat.gov.uk

Town Hall Hempstead Road Watford WD17 3EX 7.2 mi

Watford Borough Council has the following markets: New Watford Market – managed by Town & Country Markets (TCM) Ltd.

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 have asked TCM whether they have a policy in place and they have said they do not have a policy as such. None of the traders at New Watford Market are currently selling fur products according to TCM.

We would be happy to review any Animal Welfare Charters and policy wording you could provide. Although no fur is being sold at New Watford Market, TCM have said they would welcome any suggestion for policy wording or stall holder agreement wording.
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 Iain Sharpe, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Development, email: iain.sharpe@watford.gov.uk

Civic Offices Elstree Way Borehamwood Herts WD6 1WA 7.2 mi

Hertsmere Borough Council has the following markets: Borehamwood Market – managed by Bray Associates

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 sale of real fur would be actively discouraged by the market management company.

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 Seamus Quilty, Environment and Transport Portfolio Holder,  email: cllr.seamus.quilty@hertsmere.gov.uk

Town Hall, Luton LU1 2BQ 9.31 mi

Luton Borough Council has the following markets: Luton Borough Council do not currently manage any markets. The Luton Market is operated by Town and Country Markets. Generally any fairs or festivals would be managed by Luton Culture and street trading / occasional street trading consents issued within the relevant consent area would be dealt with by Luton Borough Council Licensing Service.

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:   Currently no street trading consent holders are authorised to sell real fur. However at present there are no specific conditions listed on the consents preventing the sale if permission was to be issued. 

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 Tony Ireland ,Service Manager, email: licensing@luton.gov.uk

Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 1RL 9.79 mi

Three Rivers District Council has the following markets: None – see below for more information

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:  if there was a market on Council land, they would not be allowed to sell real fur.

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 Steve Drury, Chairman of Licensing Committee and Regulatory Services Committee,  email: steve.drury@threerivers.gov.uk

SG13 8EQ 11.17 mi

East Hertforshire Council has the following markets: Ware Retail Market, Hertford Retail 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:  Eastherts council currently do not have a policy in place for the sale of fur at our markets and as far as we are aware none of our current stallholders sell any fur related product

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 Councillor Gary Jones, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economic Development, email: gary.jones@eastherts.gov.uk

Hertford SG13 8DQ, United Kingdom 11.19 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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London Borough of Enfield, United Kingdom 11.32 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:  It is not specified in the charter but to our knowledge no one does.

The Council does not prohibit 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 Daniel Anderson, Cabinet Member for Environment, email: Cllr.Daniel.Anderson@Enfield.gov.uk

Civic Centre Station Road Harrow HA1 2XY 11.46 mi

Harrow Council has the following markets:

Thursday market  at Greenhill Way Car park operated by Countrywide Ltd 0800 358 3434  

St Anns Road temporary & regular stalls licenses  – Corporate Estates 020 8424 1081

French/German/festive markets – run by Market Place Europe: https://www.marketplaceeurope.co.uk/    Telephone: 0161 478 6060

Harrow Town Centre Business Improvement District ( BID) events – managed by Louise Baxter, E: louise.baxter@ha1bid.co.uk T: 020 8863 9933 W: ha1bid.co.uk 

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 Council has received the following statement from Market Place Europe who runs the markets on festive days at Harrow Town Centre:

We do allow the sale of sheepskin products and also at Christmas we allow our trader from Lapland to sell Reindeer hide. This is herded and grazed just as we do with sheep. However we do not have the Lappish trader attending Harrow. We do not permit any other sales of animal hide or fur.

We did not receive any information regarding any of the other operators.

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 Councilor Keith Ferry, Business, Planning & Regeneration, email: keith.ferry@harrow.gov.uk

 

Daneshill House, Danestrete, Stevenage, Herts SG1 1HN 11.59 mi

Stevenage Borough Council has the following markets: Stevenage Indoor Market, Speciality Market in the Town Centre, Street Traders in the Town Centre. Christmas market in 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:  As far as we know (we have 48 traders) we have not got any traders in the Stevenage Indoor Market selling furs (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.). We would never knowingly agree to this.

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 Joan Lloyd, Executive Member – Resources,  email: joan.lloyd@stevenage.gov.uk

London N11 1NP, UK 11.94 mi

London Borough of Barnet Council has the following markets: Property Services lease land to is North Finchley Market, Lodge Lane N12

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: Yes

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 Dean Cohen,  Environment Committee Chair, email:  cllr.d.cohen@barnet.gov.uk

Amersham HP6 5AW, United Kingdom 12.7 mi

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

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London Borough of Brent, United Kingdom 13.27 mi

London Borough of Brent Council has the following markets: This authority currently does not manage any markets. It does allow use of its land for fairs and festivals. In addition, we regularly licence food and trading stalls on permanent or occasional basis. There are traders during Wembley event days as well. These are not outsourced or managed by another body. Impossible to list all the traders we licence. However, whatever the event the local authority does not allow sale of animal fur or any performing animal acts.

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 (see above)

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 Shama Tatler, Lead Member for Regeneration, Highways & Planning, email:  cllr.shama.tatler@brent.gov.uk

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Broxbourne District, United Kingdom 13.49 mi

The Council runs the weekly markets  in Hoddesdon town centre on Wednesdays and Fridays and Waltham Cross town centre on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Here is Broxbourne 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 Council reserves the right to refuse to allow for sale any class of goods deemed illegal or unsuitable for sale on the markets and currently specifies in the market policy  ‘counterfeit products; weapons; alcohol; tobacco, and any other product/service deemed inappropriate’. While we do not currently specify animal fur, our markets are under review and any information provided would be considered as part of this review.

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 Paul Seeby, Cabinet Member for Planning & Community Development; cllr.p.seeby@broxbourne.gov.uk (More details: https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/your-council/councillor/paul-seeby-flamstead-end)

Alexandra House 10 Station Road London N22 7TR 14.56 mi

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

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