Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council has the following markets: two large indoor retail market halls; one within Ashton- underLyne and one within Hyde. Also operate a number of temporary specialist events within the borough.
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 allow the sale of fashion and fashion accessories and do not specify against the sale of 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 Councillor John Taylor, Deputy Executive Leader , email: firstname.lastname@example.org