Statement from Cllr Howard Doe, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services.
“We do not allow ‘Gollys’ to be sold at the Rochester Christmas Market.
"We permitted the sale of Rasta dolls within the City of Rochester Craft Fair, at the Rochester Christmas Market last year. However, following reports that similar dolls were being sold at the market last weekend we have reviewed the situation again. Although the dolls are not labelled as ‘Gollys’ we understand that they may unintentionally cause offence to some visitors. We have therefore decided to ask the stallholder to withdraw the dolls from sale.”