THE latest in a series of arch installations to help signpost shoppers in Andover has been unveiled.

The new decorative arch for Black Swan Yard will direct shoppers to the smaller businesses located off the High Street.

It was designed and installed by Portsmouth artist Peter Clutterbuck, whose other work includes the War Memorial Park gate and town entrance sign in Hedge End, as well as a memorial arch in Fareham.

Peter said: “It’s fantastic to see another addition up in the centre of Andover. We have worked really hard to try to create something that residents and businesses can be proud of.

“Hopefully it will make the town centre a more attractive place for visitors and is the latest step in overall project.”

There are now six such arches in Andover following previous installations at George Yard, Union Street, Globe Yard, Waterloo Court and Bridge Street.

Test Valley Borough Council have plans to install two more arches in the town, at King’s Yard and Shaw’s Walk.

Leader of the council, councillor Phil North, said: “As part of our aim to ensure the town centre is as attractive a destination as possible, I’m really pleased with the latest addition, courtesy of Peter’s high quality work.”