Local people and visitors to Hamble-le-Rice can now enjoy new seating on the foreshore as they look out across the Hamble river.
The design of the new seat was inspired by Hamble’s long established boat building heritage and based on the hull of a boat.
The project, that cost £8000, was funded by Bursledon, Hamble and Hound Local Area Committee. The sculpted seat was designed and produced by artist Tim Norris whose great-grandfather was a Hamble shop owner and baker, as well as one of the first Parish Councillors and Parish Clerk.
The seat is made from a mixture of air dried and green oak timber that has been sealed and waxed. It sits on a sandstone wall base and the design incorporates carvings produced by students at Hamble college.
Chair of Bursledon, Hamble and Hound Local Area Committee Cllr Tonia Craig said
“We were pleased to provide the funding for this fantastic new seating and hope that local people and visitors will enjoy this new facility and the views across the river.”