Some minor work was done at the end of August to the bridleway that runs past Oatlands Junior School.
Gravel has been put down to cover exposed bricks at the northern end of the bridleway, near its junction with Hookstone Road (see photo at the top of this post). Hedges have been cut back, and the ditch next to the bridleway cleared out.
Further south by the sports pavilion and playing fields, nothing has been done and the surface is still wrecked tarmac.
At the far southern end there is also no improvement to the mud and stone surface.
Guidance on Cycle Path Surfaces in Towns
Gravel is not a good surface for cycling.
Cycle Infrastructure Design LTN 1/20 requires hard, smooth surfaces for cycle routes.
Paragraph 15.2.3 says sealed surfaces should normally be provided within towns and cities.