Sunderland City Council

Burdon Road, Sunderland
6 Burdon Road Sunderland England SR1 1QB GB

Sunderland City Council has the following markets: Jacky Whites Market, Park Lane 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:  Yes, all stall holders have a licence from the Council that contains a restriction to limit what they can sell.  However the restrictive use clause would not specifically refer to the materials used.

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 Melville Speding, Cabinet Secretary, email:

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