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Name the gritters – the results are in!

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Voting has closed in our name the gritters contest and all 2136 votes have been counted – and we now know the 24 names that will be given to our fleet of gritters before they hit the roads this winter.

A huge thank you to everyone who suggested a name, and to everyone who voted.

More than 500 names were suggested and 48 were shortlisted.

The 48 names were placed in six groups of eight; we asked you to vote for your favourites and  you did so in your hundreds! The top four names  in each group will now be given to our 24 gritters.

The results, by group, are:

GROUP ONE

Graph showing the winning names in group one, with Gritty Gritty Bang Bang in first place

GROUP TWO

Graph showing the winning names in group two, with Frosty the Snow Van in first place

GROUP THREE

Graph showing the winning names in group three, with Snow Patrol in first place

GROUP FOUR

Graph showing the winning names in group four, with Gritty Mcgritface in first place

GROUP FIVE

Graph showing the winning names in group five, with Basil Salty in first place

GROUP SIX

Graph showing the winning names in group six, with Spready Mercury in first place

So, our winning names are:

  • Gritty Gritty Bang Bang
  • Grit the Road Jack
  • Spready Salted
  • Gritzilla
  • Frosty the Snow Van
  • Grit Expectations
  • Salt Disney
  • Charlie Desmond
  • Snow Patrol
  • David Plowie
  • Gritney Spears
  • Jack Edwards
  • Gritty McGritFace
  • Usain Salt
  • Blizzard Wizard
  • Brad Grit
  • Basil Salty
  • Ready Spready Go
  • Nitty Gritty
  • Phillip Snowfield
  • Spready Mercury
  • Grittersaurus Rex
  • Walter the Salter
  • Shrew Grit

The five most popular names overall were:

  • Gritty Gritty Bang Bang – 1246 votes
  • Frosty the Snow Van -1101 votes
  • Spready Mercury – 1080 votes
  • Gritty McGritface – 1018 votes
  • Usain Salt – 1004 votes

And here’s a full breakdown of the voting, by group:

Group one

ANSWER CHOICES RESPONSES %
Gritty Gritty Bang Bang 1,246 58.33%
Grit the Road Jack 967 45.27%
Spready Salted 652 30.52%
Gritzilla 611 28.6%
Gritter Garbo 564 26.4%
Thor 475 22.24%
Salty 357 16.71%
Wilfred Snowen 349 16.34%
Total Respondents: 2,136

Group two

ANSWER CHOICES RESPONSES %
Frosty the Snow Van 1,101 51.54%
Grit Expectations 773 36.19%
Salt Disney 655 30.66%
Charlie Desmond 613 28.7%
Harry Potter the Ice Stopper 536 25.09%
Eartha Grit 528 24.72%
Rocksalt N Roll 381 17.84%
Chairman Plough 340 15.92%
Total Respondents: 2,136

Group three

ANSWER CHOICES RESPONSES %
Snow Patrol 972 45.51%
David Plowie 937 43.87%
Gritney Spears 840 39.33%
Jack Edwards 657 30.76%
Bob 540 25.28%
Rudolph 346 16.20%
El Gritterino 320 14.98%
Camilla Ice 279 13.06%
Total Respondents: 2,136

Group four

ANSWER CHOICES RESPONSES %
Gritty Mcgritface 1,018 47.66%
Usain Salt 1,004 47%
Blizzard Wizard 859 40.22%
Brad Grit 525 24.58%
Rule Gritannia 519 24.3%
Nicole Saltslinger 450 21.07%
Snowy 417 19.52%
Snowel Edmonds 335 15.68%
Total Respondents: 2,136

Group five

ANSWER CHOICES RESPONSES %
Basil Salty 888 41.57%
Ready Spready Go 773 39.19%
Nitty Gritty 768 35.96%
Phillip Snowfield 683 31.98%
Jack Frost 603 28.23%
Olaf 492 23.03%
Gritti Politti 411 19.24%
Gertrude 303 14.19%
Total Respondents: 2,136

Group six

ANSWER CHOICES RESPONSES %
Spready Mercury 1,080 50.56%
Grittersaurus Rex 837 39.19%
Walter the Salter 833 39%
Shrew Grit 626 29.31%
Captain Grit 446 20.88%
Frosty 415 19.43%
Slushy 412 19.29%
Elsa 246 11.52%
Total Respondents: 2,136