Five years ago next Wednesday a footbridge was installed over the River Wandle, which couldn't be crossed then and cannot be crossed now. Despite promises from Merton Council too numerous to mention, and another footbridge being installed over the same river elsewhere in the borough, this farce plays on. We're "celebrating" in the style of previous years at the bridge at 7:30pm on Wednesday. The saga is chronicled in detail at Based on information supplied by Matthew Marks.