OSWESTRY Town Council has underlined its commitment to being a White Ribbon town with an information display and a pledge to help end male violence against women.

The council was confirmed as one of the only town councils in the UK to be accredited with the status, receiving the news recently after employees from across the council pledged their support.

Oswestry Town Council marked the global White Ribbon Day on November 21 by setting up the display and town clerk, Arren Roberts, hopes to see residents provide further support by signing a pledge.

Mr Roberts said: “The council is pleased to have White Ribbon accreditation, it supports White Ribbon Day and wants to get the message out that male violence against women must end.

"All men can make a difference by thinking of their own behaviour and being prepared to call out sexist and harassing behaviour when they see it.”

Anthea Sully, chief executive of White Ribbon UK, welcomed the council's support.

She said: “We are really pleased that Oswestry Town Council is supporting out campaign.

"To wear a white ribbon is to pledge never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women."