Warwick District Council has the following markets:
- Leamington Farmer’s Market, Warwick Charter Market, Warwick Farmer’s Market, Kenilworth Weekly Market (let to CJ’s Events)
CJ’s Events are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme. This is what they had to say:
CJ’s Events Warwickshire is currently reviewing its policies. We’re pleased to have been approached by Respect For Animals to join the Fur Free Markets Scheme. Here at CJ’s Events Warwickshire we realise real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Although we encourage small independent businesses to sell exclusive products, we do not feel fur has a place at our markets or events and will work closely with traders to ensure no fur products are sold.
- Leamington Seasonal Sunday Markets (let E.G. Skett)
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: Neither contractor has stalls selling real fur, and although would not allow such a trader neither have published policies on the matter, and nor does it feature within the Market’s Policy of the District Council. We would be happy to receive examples of policies and stall holder agreements.
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 Cllr Noel Butler , Business Portfolio, email: firstname.lastname@example.org