The Fur Free Markets Database

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25(A) Load Street Bewdley Worcestershire DY12 2AE

Bewdley Town Council has the following markets: Riverside Market first and third Sundays in the month, bank holiday Mondays and at Christmas.

All are operated by LSD Promotions who are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme.

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:  LSD Promotions operate all of our markets.  We don’t have any specific policies on fur free, but we are of course pleased to use an operator who takes this issue seriously.

They are considering our Fur Free Markets Scheme documents.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Sharon Hudson, Town Clerk,  email:  townclerk@bewdleytowncouncil.org

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Knutsford, United Kingdom

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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Nuneaton and Bedworth District, United Kingdom

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:  Not to our knowledge

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 Council at customer.services@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk.

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Information requests have been submitted to this council on several occasions without response.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom

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 the Town Clerk at nantwichtc@nantwichtowncouncil.gov.uk

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

Daneshill House, Danestrete, Stevenage, Herts SG1 1HN

Stevenage Borough Council has the following markets: Stevenage Indoor Market, Speciality Market in the Town Centre, Street Traders in the Town Centre. Christmas market in December.

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 far as we know (we have 48 traders) we have not got any traders in the Stevenage Indoor Market selling furs (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.). We would never knowingly agree to this.

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 Joan Lloyd, Executive Member – Resources,  email: joan.lloyd@stevenage.gov.uk

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Wigan WN1 3DS, United Kingdom

Wigan Council has the following markets: Indoor markets in Wigan and Leith, outdoor markets in Wigan, Leith, Ashton, Hindley, Atherton and Tyldesley, street markets in Wigan and Leigh, fairs in Ashton and Hindley.

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 David Molyneux: Portfolio Holder – Economic Development and Regeneration. Email: D.Molyneux@wigan.gov.uk

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Daventry District Council has the following markets: a small market on the High Street which is operated on its behalf by Enterprise Managed Services as part of our Environmental Services Contract

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 specify either way

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 Jo Gilford, Environment Portfolio Holder, email: jmgilford@daventrydc.gov.uk

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Boston Borough Council

Boston Borough Council has the following markets: ? Every Wednesday in Market Place and Bargate Green. Every Saturday in Market Place.

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

They have additionally stated:

We do not have it written in our policy, it would be something we discussed with traders when they signed up and as part of the application process, they have to sign up and registar what are selling so at this point we would notify them.

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this.  They have not responded to our offer to send them our Fur Free Markets policy.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Nigel Welton, Portfolio holder – regulatory,  email:nigel.welton@boston.gov.uk

Oxford OX1 1BX, UK

Oxford City Council has the following markets: Oxford Covered Market, Gloucester Green Market, Arts Markets, Various Community Markets.

Gloucester Green Market is managed by LSD Promotions who have a strict No Fur policy and are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme.

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 preclude any of these items specifically

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Mary Clarkson, Board Member for Culture and City Centre,  email:  cllrmclarkson@oxford.gov.uk

Trafford Town Hall Talbot Road Stretford Manchester M32 0TH

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

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