The Fur Free Markets Database

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Lincoln, UK

Lincoln City Council has the following markets: Lincoln Central Market &Lincoln 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:  Lincoln Christmas Market does not have any stalls that sell real fur but would be happy to consider your wording

They have now provided an update:

The application form for the Christmas Market now includes the following clause:

Please be aware that we do not allow the sale of real fur at Lincoln Christmas Market. Real fur means any animal skin or part attached thereto, either in its raw or processed state or the pelt of any animal killed for the animal’s fur. Real fur does not include materials clipped, shorn or combed from animals, fleece, sheepskin or shearling. We allow the sale of leather only where this is produced as by-product of the meat industry. City of Lincoln Council has produced an animal policy which can be viewed at by clicking here.

They have also confirmed they do not allow the sale of fur on the Central Market

The Council have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to join our Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Cllr Neil Murray, Portfolio holder for Economic Growth, email: neil.murray@lincoln.gov.uk

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Perth and Kinross, 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:  There is no stipulation made prohibiting the sale of real 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 enquiries@pkc.gov.uk

Oxted RH8 0BT, United Kingdom
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Oakham LE15 6HP, United Kingdom
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Town Hall and Civic Buildings Westoe Rd South Shields NE33 2RL

South Tyneside Council has the following markets:  Monday- General Market, Friday- Flea Market, and Saturday- General 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: Such incidents would be challenged if the Market team thought it was real fur.

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 John Anglin, Lead Member Regeneration & Economy,  email:

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London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, United Kingdom

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council has the following markets: Town Centre Market, Barking.

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 (no policy yet)

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this.

Please urge the Council to join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Councillor Margaret Mullane, Portfolio Holder for Enforcement and Community Safety, email: margaret.mullane@lbbd.gov.uk

New Street, Woodbridge IP12 1DT, United Kingdom
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Number One Market Street, Market Street, Nelson, BB9 7LJ

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.

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GU31 4EX

East Hampshire  District Council has the following markets: Petersfield 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:   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 Commercial Commissioning – Cllr Tony Costigan, email tony.costigan@easthants.gov.uk and Portfolio Holder for Business Support – Cllr Glynis Watts, email glynis.watts@easthants.gov.uk

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Braintree District, United Kingdom

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 have nothing listed to stop them

The Council allows the sale of fur and have refused to even consider or look at the 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 John Glencairn Cunningham; Email: cllr.jcunningham@braintree.gov.uk

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Guildford Borough Council

Guildford Borough Council has the following markets: monthly Guildford Farmers Market on the High Street, North Street Market (Friday and Saturday)

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 Cllr David Bilbe (Farmers and Christmas Markets) david.bilbe@guildford.gov.uk  and Cllr Matt Furniss matt.furniss@guildford.gov.uk  (North Street Market)

School Rd, St. Margaret's Hope KW17 2TN

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

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