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Ashmount pupil names new Gritter

The three winners of the Name the Gritter competition have been revealed via Leicestershire County Council.

Councillor Blake Pain, cabinet member for environment and transport, had the difficult task of choosing the winners from more than 160 suggestions and went for:

  • King Gritchard III;
  • Gritternator; and 
  • Sparkle.

The three new vehicles, complete with their new monikers, will now be on standby along with the rest of the gritting fleet should temperatures fall below freezing during the coming weeks.

Theo Jones from Ashmount School, Loughborough, and pupils from Red Hill Field Primary School, Narborough, Birch Wood School, Melton Mowbray and Beacon Academy, Loughborough, were invited to the council’s highways depot in Mountsorrel to see the names brought to life on the vehicles.

Each winner received a certificate, a book voucher, and a chance to sit in the new gritters. The schools also received a book voucher.