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Help name Shropshire’s gritters – voting now open!

Related topics: Highways and environmental maintenance / Partner organisations

Forty-eight names have been shortlisted in a competition to find names for Shropshire’s gritters.

Click here to vote in our online poll.

At the start of October we asked people to suggest names for the 25 vehicles in the Shropshire Highways fleet. We had a brilliant response, with more than 500 suggestions made.

One of the gritters has been named after four-year-old Broseley boy Zac Oliver, leaving 24 names still to be chosen.

Our ‘panel of experts’ have considered all of the suggested names and have drawn up a shortlist of the 48 best or most popular names. And yes, Gritty McGritface is on the list!

Now people can vote their favourites to help decide the final 24 names.

How to vote

Click here to vote in our online poll.

The 48 names have been randomly placed into six groups of eight names. We simply want you to vote for up to four in each group.

The four most popular names in each group – 24 names in total – will then be given to our gritters before they hit the roads this winter.

Voting ends at 9am on Friday 26 October, with the winning names announced later that day.

So, it’s over to you!

The shortlisted names, listed by group, are:

Group 1

  • Gritter Garbo
  • Gritty Gritty Bang Bang
  • Spready Salted
  • Salty
  • Grit the Road Jack
  • Thor
  • Wilfred Snowen
  • Gritzilla

Group 2

  • Charlie Desmond*
  • Chairman Plough
  • Rocksalt N Roll
  • Eartha Grit
  • Harry Potter the Ice Stopper
  • Grit Expectations
  • Frosty the Snow Van
  • Salt Disney

Group 3

  • Snow Patrol
  • David Plowie
  • Rudolph
  • El Gritterino
  • Camilla Ice
  • Gritney Spears
  • Jack Edwards**
  • Bob

Group 4

  • Usain Salt
  • Blizzard Wizard
  • Rule Gritannia
  • Snowel Edmonds
  • Brad Grit
  • Gritty Mcgritface
  • Nicole Saltslinger
  • Snowy

Group 5

  • Ready Spready Go
  • Basil Salty
  • Jack Frost
  • Phillip Snowfield
  • Gertrude
  • Nitty Gritty
  • Gritti Politti
  • Olaf

Group 6

  • Spready Mercury
  • Walter the Salter
  • Elsa
  • Grittersaurus Rex
  • Frosty
  • Captain Grit
  • Shrew Grit
  • Slushy

Click here to vote in our online poll.

*Charlie Desmond suffered from muscular dystrophy and passed away three years ago at the age of 15. In his nomination he was described as ‘such a brave boy’.

**Jack Edwards from Cleobury Mortimer passed away two years ago after a battle with leukaemia. In his nomination he was described as ‘an inspiration to the local community’.