TWO new landmarks are set to open in Burnham's Apex Park later this month.

Work has been undertaken installing a contemporary living art scultpure in the park and it will be officially opened to the public on August 23.

Cllr Mike Cresswell, chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, is set to unveil the new statue at 10.30am.

A spokesman for Sedgemoor Distirct Council said: "Designed and constructed by University Centre Weston’s Contemporary Art and Professional Studies Degree students, the structure is made of approximately five hundred bricks which have been hand sculpted and fired at Weston College.

"Alongside the living elements, the key inspiration for the sculpture has been drawn from old brick kilns around the area.

"It will provide a habitat and haven for wildlife and will encourage insects such as lacewings and beetles to make their home within the structure.

"Over time, mosses and lichens will make themselves at home in all the nooks and crannies, not only on the base, but all over the sculpture.

"The sculpture was assembled by the Weston College’s Technology Engineering and Construction faculty and other bricks were kindly donated by Ibstock Bricks of Almondsbury.

"The project was a partnership between Friends of Apex Park Improvements Group and Sedgemoor District Council and the University Centre Weston."

A brand new outdoor gym is also set to open in Apex Park in August 23.

Sedgemoor District Council and Sutcliffe Play will be officially opening the equipment and a qualified gym instructor will be on hand to show people the correct and best way to use the equipment.

The instructor will be there between 10am and noon.

Sutcliffe will be providing goodie bags and Balloonitude will be providing balloon modelling for children.