Works to the bridge in Bewley Street, Colliers Wood, got underway this week, as contractors moved in to start their building and improvement programme. Following the council’s successful bid for funding from Transport for London, The Wandle Valley Trust and transport charity Sustrans, works are due to finish in the summer when the bridge will be formally opened and named after the late Councillor Gam Gurung.
Merton Council cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration Councillor Andrew Judge said: “It is great to see this bridge brought to life and I am very pleased that Councillor Gurung’s daughter, Susan Gurung has joined us to mark the start of the works.”
Susan Gurung said: “I am proud of what my father achieved in his lifetime and seeing the works to the bridge begin is very exciting. I look forward to the formal naming in the summer.”