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: firstname.lastname@example.org