West Lancashire District Council

52 Derby Street‚ Ormskirk‚ Lancashire‚ L39 2DF
52-54 Derby Street Ormskirk England L39 GB

West Lancashire District Council has the following markets:  Ormskirk Market each Thursday and Saturday and also occasional events and fairs.

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:   Such items are not currently on the prohibited goods list.

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 Hodson, Portfolio Holder for Planning, email: Cllr.Hodson@westlancs.gov.uk

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Bury, United Kingdom 24 mi

Bury Council has the following markets: Bury Market, Radcliffe Market, Ramsbottom Saturday Market, regular farmers markets and car boots.

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?

A:   The Markets Regulations do not allow the sale of live animals..but do not specifically prohibit the sale of fur, but to the best of my knowledge no Market has any stalls which sell fur items.

The Council allows the sale of fur.

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 David Jones , Leader of the Council, email: david.jones@bury.gov.uk .

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Hyndburn District, United Kingdom 24.62 mi

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI 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

 

The Council allows the sale of fur.

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 Cllr Clare Cleary, Portfolio Holder, email: clare.cleary@hyndburnbc.gov.uk

Trafford Town Hall Talbot Road Stretford Manchester M32 0TH 25.52 mi

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: james.wright@trafford.gov.uk

CH1 2NP 26.36 mi

Cheshire West and Chester Council has the following markets: Chester, Ellesmere Port, Winsford and Northwich

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:  do not have a policy in place covering this subject; traders sell new goods and sellers of fur have never approached the Council to open a market stall.

The Council have no guidelines in place for selling fur clothing however market traders do not sell products of such high value, particularly new goods.

The Council allows the sale of fur. It is worrying that the Council does not seem to realise that the majority of real fur on sale at markets is very cheap, often as cheap as fake fur, and imported from places like China where animal welfare is virtually non-existent.

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 Brian Clarke, Cabinet Member – Economic Development and Infrastructure, email: brian.clarke@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk .

 

 

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Knutsford, United Kingdom 27.93 mi

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI 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:   NO

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 Adam Keppel-Green, Town clerk, email: adam.kg@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Rossendale Borough Council 28.88 mi

Rossendale Borough Council has the following markets: Rawtenstall Market, Haslingden Market, Bacup Market, Town Square, Rawtenstall (occasional)

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI 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:  ‘No’  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 Jackie Oakes,  email: jackieoakes@rossendalebc.gov.uk

Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2RA 29.05 mi

Ribble Valley Borough Council has the following markets: Clitheroe 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:   the Council do not have a policy in relation to 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 Bridget Hilton, email: cllr.hilton@ribblevalley.gov.uk

Manchester M11 2WJ, UK 29.69 mi

Manchester City Council has the following markets: The Council operates local district markets, the Manchester Christmas market, a wholesale food market and various specialist markets throughout the year. We also manage the Market Rights for the City, where independent market operators apply to operate events via Licence.  

The following markets operate within the City boundaries:
 
• Arndale Retail Market• Gorton Retail Market • Harpurhey Retail Market • Longsight Retail Market • Wythenshawe Retail Market • New Smithfield Wholesale Food Market – Night operation • New Smithfield Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale • Manchester Christmas Markets • Special Interest Markets – varies from year to year

• Various events within the City, in conjunction with the Events Team which are delivered in partnership with external operators (operated via a Market Rights Licence) • Market Rights Licence approval to trade for numerous independent market operations within the City
 
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:   Manchester City Council has added the following clause to it’s trader agreements for its Christmas Market ONLY.

Clause 10.FUR

    • Manchester Markets will not permit any real fur products to be sold on our markets from 2019.

on 16/10/19 they stated:

There is nothing specific within the trading agreements for other markets as the Council has no specific policy in relation to animal fur products.  However, checks were undertaken yesterday and there are currently no traders selling animal fur products on any of our markets.

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 Matthew Bennett, Head of Commissioning and Delivery, email: m.bennett1@manchester.gov.uk or Councillor Luthfur Rahman, Executive Member for Skills, Culture and Leisure, email: cllr.l.rahman@manchester.gov.uk

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Flintshire, United Kingdom 29.76 mi

The Council has the following markets:

Mold –  Wednesday and Saturday

Holywell – Thursday

Connah’s Quay -Thursday

Flint – Friday.  Car Boot Sunday

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:   The Council can confirm that if a trader wishes to sell real fur, then there is nothing in the Authority’s regulations to stop them.

 

The Council allows the sale of fur.

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

Cllr Derek Butler c/o Mrs Karen Powell, PA, Executive Services, County Hall, Mold.

Tel: 01352 702115.  Email: karen.powell@flintshire.gov.uk

Number One Riverside Smith Street Rochdale OL16 1XU 29.99 mi

Rochdale Borough Council has the following markets: Car Boot sales, Rochdale Market, Christmas Market, Wedding Show 

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 detailed as a prohibited item in Rochdale Market trader’s terms and conditions (below). To date we have not dealt with any traders wishing to sell real fur products; however should this occur it would currently be at the discretion of the Market Supervisor.

Rochdale Market trader’s terms and conditions: “The sale of the following goods are prohibited: alcohol, live animals and birds, fireworks, firearms, replica and decommissioned firearms, combat knives, counterfeit goods or any other item deemed by the Market Supervisor as likely to cause offence or danger to the public”.
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 Allen Brett, Leader of the Council, email: allen.brett@rochdale.gov.uk

Burnley, UK 30.31 mi

Burnley Borough Council has the following markets: Burnley 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: I’ve never really come across this.  I have a tenant who sells key rings with fur trims but she couldn’t even tell me whether it was real or not.  I suspect not because of the price of them but I couldn’t say for definite

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 Cllr Asif Raja, Portfolio Holder for Economy & Growth, email: araja@burnley.gov.uk

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SK9 5AF 31.37 mi

Harrogate Borough Council has the following markets: Ripon Market, Knaresborough Market and a Christmas Market

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI 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:   ‘No’. 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 Zoe Metcalfe: zoe.metcalfe@harrogate.gov.uk

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Wilmslow SK9 5AF, United Kingdom 31.37 mi

Rushmoor Borough Council has the following markets: Aldershot, Farnborough, Craft Fayres in Aldershot and Farnborough,

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI 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:   ‘No’

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 Ken Muschamp, Portfolio Holder for Business, Safety and Regulation, email: ken@laulind.co.uk

Fred Perry House Edward Street Stockport SK1 3UR 31.77 mi

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council has the following markets: Stockport 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: We do not currently have a policy to cover this.

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 Kate Butler, Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration, email: Cllr.kate.butler@stockport.gov.uk

Number One Market Street, Market Street, Nelson, BB9 7LJ 32.93 mi

Pendle Borough Council have advised us that:

Pendle Councils markets are run by a private company, as the councils Property Services and Asset Management Department was out sourced in 2005 as part of a large Private/public Partnership.

However, there are a number of Markets advertised on the Council’s website along with forms for traders to apply for stalls.  We have sought clarification from Pendle Council and await a response.

Hyde Town Hall Market Street Hyde Tameside SK14 1AL 33.87 mi

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: john.taylor@tameside.gov.uk

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Cheshire East Council 36 mi

Cheshire East Council has the following markets: Congleton, Crewe, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Wilmslow

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI 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:  The Council allows the sale of fur.

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 Portfolio Holder for Finance and Communication, Cllr Paul Bates, email: paul.bates@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Hightown, Sandbach CW11 1AE, UK 36.19 mi

Sandbach Town Council has the following markets: Thursday Charter, Small Saturday Market & Xmas 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:  Don’t currently have any.

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 Karl Brown, Operations Manager, email: operationsmanager@sandbach.gov.uk

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The Guildhall Wrexham LL11 1AY 36.29 mi

Wrexham County Borough Council has the following markets: Butchers Indoor market General Indoor market Monday market (mobile market 1 day) Christmas Victorian market (1 day)

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 on smaller items.

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 Terry Evans, Lead Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, email: Terry.evans@wrexham.gov.uk

LL15 9AZ 36.4 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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