A PLAYGROUND in a Colchester estate is being upgraded in time for the Easter holidays.

The play area in Magnolia Drive, Greenstead, is having a new climbing frame installed, a spinner added, and a new safety surface put in.

The work by Colchester Council will cost £12,500 and is part funded by the community budget group from Colchester Borough Homes.

Work began on Monday, and follows upgrades to two other play areas in Greenstead on Titania Avenue and Hickory Close.