Wellingborough Borough Council has the following markets: Wellingborough market, grant street trading consent pitches, and are involved in organising some events – Party Weekend in Wellingborough, Waendel Walk, Christmas Lights Switch On.
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: This is not specifically addressed in any policies.
The market regulations refer to the use of a stall on the market not being permitted for the sale of animals but not fur.
At the application stage for pitches at events stallholders are advised that no real fur is permitted to be exhibited or sold and are asked to provide a list of all items to be sold with their application.
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 Jon-Paul Carr, Chair of Development Committee , email: firstname.lastname@example.org