As the P3 Coordinator for the parish I've just completed the annual path survey. P3 means Parish Path Partnership by the way, a contract between the Parish Council and the County Council.
Doing the survey is essential because named volunteers doing maintenance or safety work, such as cutting the grass on Squires Lane to allow pedestrians to step out of the way of vehicles, are then covered for insurance purposes.
Top priority this year is to get the fence between the kissing gates on the Dog & Duck to Baulker Lane section repaired. The herd of large beef cattle, including a very large bull, have brought the fencing down. This is worse than having no fencing as the cattle get onto the bridleway and can't get off easily. Users are then effectively trapped with these very large animals.
The very rough path between Vicar Court and the Country Park is another major issue.
In terms of general condition the spring clean up seems to be working as there is very little litter at the moment and the only fly-tipping was near the entrance to the former sidings.