Weymouth and Portland Borough Council

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North Quay Weymouth England DT4 8TA GB

We have now received a partial response but have requested clarification and completion of our FOI request.

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DT1 1UZ 7.38 mi

We have now received a partial response but have requested clarification and completion of our FOI request.

Council Chamber, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester DT1 1XJ 7.64 mi

This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.

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Purbeck District, United Kingdom 17.12 mi

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:  There is nothing in the contract that restricts the sale of fur items

The Council allows the sale of fur and has refused to even consider or look at our Fur Free markets policy. 

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 Mark Unsworth (in relation to licensing), email: Cllr.unsworth@purbeck-dc.gov.uk

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Poole, United Kingdom 21.9 mi

Poole Borough Council has the following markets: market days are Thursday, Saturdays and  Tuesdays

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 don’t specify and it’s never been asked.

The Council allows the sale of fur.They also have refused to even consider our Fur Free Markets policy.

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 Lewis Allison, Portfolio Holder for Tourism, Leisure and Communities, email: Lewis.Allison@bcpcouncil.gov.uk   

Nordon, Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7LL 22.02 mi

This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.

BA20 2HT 24.5 mi

South Somerset District Council has the following markets: Yeovil Town on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. It is operated on the Councils behalf by MSD Markets 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:   we would not accept anyone onto the market selling real fur and we would ask questions about the seller’s commodities before accepting them.

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this.  We have written to MSD Markets to ask for more information.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Val Keitch, Leader of the Council,  email:  val.keitch@southsomerset.gov.uk

Town Hall Bourne Avenue Bournemouth BH2 6DY 26.44 mi

Bournemouth Borough Council has the following markets: Bournemouth Air Festival, Arts by the Sea Festival, Bournemouth Bay Run, Christmas 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:  Very rarely have these requests. We don’t currently have a policy for this however so they could be permitted. 

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 Lewis Allison, Portfolio Holder of Tourism, Leisure and Communities, email: Lewis.Allison@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

East Dorset District, UK 29.85 mi

This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.

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Christchurch District, United Kingdom 29.99 mi

Christchurh Borough Council has the following markets: Christchurch High Street Weekly 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: Would be considered on on its own merits if such applications received.

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 Lewis Allison, Portfolio Holder for Tourism, Leisure and Communities, email: Lewis.Allison@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

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East Devon District, United Kingdom 36.64 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:  The items for sale for one week on The Esplanade, Sidmouth must be specified in the application and officers conduct compliance visits to sellers. The items specified would not be approved with only handmade craft items being permitted.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting the council, email: csc@eastdevon.gov.uk

Taunton TA1 4DY, United Kingdom 39.92 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Belvedere Road Taunton Somerset TA1 1HE 40.29 mi

Taunton Deane Borough Council has the following markets: the council does not directly own or manage markets, but a street trading consent has been issued to the Council’s Business Development department who in turn allow street trading and event organisers to run markets, fairs, festivals in Taunton town centre throughout the year.

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:  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 Councillor Patrick Berry, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services and Climate Change, email: cllr.p.berry@tauntondeane.gov.uk or Councillor Kelly Durdan, Licensing Committee, email: cllr.k.durdan@tauntondeane.gov.uk

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Mendip District, United Kingdom 40.69 mi

The Council runs the following markets: Wells; Frome; Shepton Mallet; Glastonbury.

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. 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 Nigel Taylor; Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood and Community Health Services, email: cllr.taylor@mendip.gov.uk .

SO41 9ZG 41.26 mi

This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.

Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3AR, United Kingdom 43.3 mi

Sedgemoor District Council has the following markets:  Weekly Friday Castle Market in Fore Street, Bridgwater. Yearly Bridgwater fair which runs for 4 days always starting on the last Wednesday in September.

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:   Not specifically prohibited  

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 Michael Caswell, Business and Development, email: michael.caswell@sedgemoor.gov.uk.

Exeter EX2 4QD, United Kingdom 47.03 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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exeter city council uk 47.45 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:  We do not have any conditions banning such items but we are not aware of anyone who does sell such things.

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 Rachel Sutton, cllr.rachel.sutton@exeter.gov.uk;

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Torbay Council 48.16 mi

Torbay Council manages markets and events but there is no permanent 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:   As a Council we would object to any markets selling fur. We would not allow that to happen. 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 the Portfolio holder for Culture and Events, Councillor Nicole Amil, email: Nicole.amil@torbay.gov.uk

 

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Mid Devon District, United Kingdom 49.42 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:  There are no such items sold at the Market. We currently reserve the right to not allow products to be sold at the discretion of the Market Manager.

The Council does not prohibit 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 Richard Chesterton; Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration, email: rchesterton@middevon.gov.uk

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