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Lincolnshire County Council announces gritting machine names

Some imaginative names have been chosen for a council's gritting machines.

Almost 300 entries were received for Lincolnshire County Council's naming competition.

At the end of November the county council asked residents to help it come up with names for its four biggest gritters, looking for creative and witty suggestions with a Lincolnshire theme.

A Lincolnshire County Council gritter. (6446674)
A Lincolnshire County Council gritter. (6446674)

The winners are The Spread Arrows; Sir Ice-acc Newton; The Jolly Gritterman and Mar-grit Thatcher.

Clio Perraton-Williams, executive support councillor for highways, said: "We have had some great suggestions and it was really difficult to pick just four.

"However, the winning entries were particularly creative and original and all had a distinct Lincolnshire connection.

"We'd like to thank everyone who took part ­— I think that we have been able to come up with four fantastic names for our gritters."

For more on the council's gritting operations, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/winterready


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