Trafford Council has the following markets: Altrincham Market (contracted to Market Operations 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: As the council does not operate the market or have any policy in this respect, this would be a matter for the operator.
Happy to review but it is unlikely that the council would be able to impose any changes to the operator’s terms of operation in this respect.
The Council allows the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.
We have also contacted the Market Operator.
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 James Alexander Wright, Executive Member for Investment, Regeneration and Strategic Planning, email: firstname.lastname@example.org