THREE new outdoor artworks have been installed in a park in Andover including an Olympic torch sculpture and colourful hoop arches.

The artwork can now be seen on the Picket Twenty housing development and incorporate the ideas put forward by residents including sports and movement.

The pieces, designed by artist Tim Ward, have been funded from Section 106 developer contributions from Persimmon Homes for public art on the development.

Test Valley Borough Council took to Facebook to share the news.

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The post reads: "The Hoops, located alongside the Picket Twenty Way play area represent the fun of children’s games. This sculpture also brings to mind sports where hoops are used for physical fitness and rhythmic gymnastics. It’s a vibrant and colourful sculpture that children and others can interact with."

The Hoops are located alongside the Picket Twenty Way play area with the aim of representing the fun of children’s games and is a sculpture that children and others can interact with.

Meanwhile another post about the torch reads: "The torch is currently being finalised on the Urban Park. This impressive 9.5m tall landmark sculpture represents a symbol of hope to guide people to this well-used space.

"The artist, Tim Ward, worked with local residents at community open days, as well as with children and students at both Pilgrim’s Cross School and Winton Academy, using these sessions to develop the ideas and designs for the work."

As previously reported in planning documents, the the borough planning team raised no objection with the size of the sculpture, but added that “they will need more detailed information in the full planning application about the lux value of the light and the light spill with regards to the residents who will look up to it and surround the immediate area.”

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The third artwork is the Tree Column, designed with the help of children from surrounding schools.

Located outside the Community Centre and consisting of eight vertical tubes sweeping down in an arc curve, this sculpture also incorporates a base with seating.

Laser cut natural patterns on each tube represent the trees found in the nearby ancient woodland of Harewood Forest as well as the year group classes of Pilgrim’s Cross primary school. The seat top is filled with motifs of nature and patterns collected through community workshops.