HAMPSHIRE residents are invited to have their say on plans for a new £66,000 piece of art work.

Nursling and Rownhams residents are being encouraged to offer their opinions ahead of a new artwork which will appear outside the entrance to Adanac Park, which houses names including Holiday Inn and the nearby Ordnance Survey.

The sculptural artwork will be situated on the Brownhill Way roundabout directly outside the Lidl distribution centre. The project has been commissioned by Test Valley Borough Council and will be funded by developer contributions from Lidl.

Schools in Nursling and Rownhams have offered their ideas to commissioned artist Martin Heron and a number of design options have been selected.

Martin, from the East Midlands, creates work that includes drawings, paintings and sculptures that has “a strong physical presence” according to the artists website. The current proposal is to explore bird murmurations inspired by contributions offered so far. Residents and workers around Nursling and Rownhams are being encouraged to take part in the open consultation and offer their views on the sculpture through the most recent parish newsletter.

Chilworth, Nursling and Rownhams councillor Phil Bundy said: “We are really keen to make the most of this opportunity and want to involve the whole community every step of the way. We are very keen to hear from residents and would encourage anyone in Nursling and Rownhams to get in touch."