Welwyn Garden City's Coronation Fountain has a new colour as part of the Orange the World campaign.

On Saturday, the fountain in Parkway will run orange until December 10 - which marks World Human Rights Day - as part of 16 days of activism which aims to end violence against women and girls.

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council officers gathered this week and dressed in orange to honour the occasion, and the clock tower was illuminated in the same colour.

The council will also be hosting the White Ribbon Football Tournament, which is run in collaboration with Stevenage FC.

The tournament is open to men and women over 16 from across the borough, and will take place on Tuesday, November 28, at 6.30pm at Gosling Sports Park.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: WHBC staff dressed in orange to mark the campaign.WHBC staff dressed in orange to mark the campaign. (Image: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council)

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"The council is committed to ending violence against women and girls and is proud to be part of this important campaign," said Councillor Max Holloway, executive member for community and leisure.

"As an organisation, we are White Ribbon-accredited, meaning that we work hard to increase the knowledge and skills of staff to address all forms of violence against women and carry the message into the community.

"Please show your support with us and come to cheer on the football teams on Tuesday.

"We will also be showing our support on social media so please look out for and share the hashtag #ChangeTheStoryinHerts."