26/10/2018 - Permalink

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 CHOICESRESPONSES%
Gritty Gritty Bang Bang1,24658.33%
Grit the Road Jack96745.27%
Spready Salted65230.52%
Gritzilla61128.6%
Gritter Garbo56426.4%
Thor47522.24%
Salty35716.71%
Wilfred Snowen34916.34%
Total Respondents: 2,136

Group two

ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES%
Frosty the Snow Van1,10151.54%
Grit Expectations77336.19%
Salt Disney65530.66%
Charlie Desmond61328.7%
Harry Potter the Ice Stopper53625.09%
Eartha Grit52824.72%
Rocksalt N Roll38117.84%
Chairman Plough34015.92%
Total Respondents: 2,136

Group three

ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES%
Snow Patrol97245.51%
David Plowie93743.87%
Gritney Spears84039.33%
Jack Edwards65730.76%
Bob54025.28%
Rudolph34616.20%
El Gritterino32014.98%
Camilla Ice27913.06%
Total Respondents: 2,136

Group four

ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES%
Gritty Mcgritface1,01847.66%
Usain Salt1,00447%
Blizzard Wizard85940.22%
Brad Grit52524.58%
Rule Gritannia51924.3%
Nicole Saltslinger45021.07%
Snowy41719.52%
Snowel Edmonds33515.68%
Total Respondents: 2,136

Group five

ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES%
Basil Salty88841.57%
Ready Spready Go77339.19%
Nitty Gritty76835.96%
Phillip Snowfield68331.98%
Jack Frost60328.23%
Olaf49223.03%
Gritti Politti41119.24%
Gertrude30314.19%
Total Respondents: 2,136

Group six

ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES%
Spready Mercury1,08050.56%
Grittersaurus Rex83739.19%
Walter the Salter83339%
Shrew Grit62629.31%
Captain Grit44620.88%
Frosty41519.43%
Slushy41219.29%
Elsa24611.52%
Total Respondents: 2,136