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:
So, our winning names are:
Gritty Gritty Bang Bang
Grit the Road Jack
Frosty the Snow Van
Ready Spready Go
Walter the Salter
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: