AN EIGHT-YEAR campaign for a zebra crossing to help primary school pupils across a busy road in Grove has finally paid off.

Construction work has now started to install the crossing in Denchworth Road near the Bay Tree pub. The £20,000 crossing will help pupils at Millbrook Primary School and Grovelands Pre-School in School Lane, along with elderly people using Grove Day Centre in the same road.

County councillor for Grove and Wantage Zoe Patrick said: “Eight years is a long time to wait but I’m glad to say that work on the crossing has finally started.

“I am hoping that the work will be completed in a few weeks’ time.”