Winners of the Name a Gritter competition announced!

Stop what you’re doing… The winners of the Name a gritter competition have been decided!

Children from across the county have entered with great enthusiam to come up with names for 8 of our newest gritter trucks as part of Norfolk County Council’s ‘Name a Gritter competition’.

We in the press office had a lot of fun looking through the name ideas. From the Christmassy to the bizare, it was tough deciding which were worthy winners and we asked members of the Environment, Transport Development & Waste team to pick their favourites.

The winners were:

Blitzen Blaster – Caister Junior School

Boudica – Falcon Junior School, Norwich

Chittygrittybangbang – Thorpe House Langley Prep School, Norwich

Freya Frost – Kinsale Junior School, Norwich

Grittersaurus – Yaxham CoE VA Primary School, Dereham

Ice Interceptor – Caston C of E (VA) Primary School, Attleborough

The Grittenator – Horsford C of E Junior School, Norwich

Winter Warrior – Howard Junior School, King’s Lynn

We visited Caister Junior School today who submitted an amazing 20 entries to the competition with the help of their teacher Miss Watling.

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Gritter naming competition4Their persistence and determination resulted in the winning gritter name ‘Blitzen Blaster’ which came from 10-year-old Jessica Anderson. 

Gritter naming competition2After thinking long and hard about a creative and wintry themed name, Jess came up with the name which will now stay on the gritter for the remainder of its lifetime.

We would like to thank and congratulate everyone who took part in the competition! We hope that everyone has learnt a bit more about staying safe during the winter as well as learning about how our hard working team keep our roads safe.

Be on the look out for all the newly named gritters as they head out on their patrols in the pending frostier weeks! We can’t wait to hear your name suggestions next year!


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