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Children Pick Hansel and Grittel Among Others For Unforgrittable Job of Keeping Our Roads Safe

Published on: 16 Dec, 2020
Updated on: 16 Dec, 2020

By Sad Oldgrit

Children in infant and primary schools across the county have named some of Surrey’s new fleet of gritters which will help keep frosty roads safe.

Year 5 class at Cranleigh Primary School, winners with Gritly Come Dancing

The new vehicles operate more efficiently, with state-of-the art technology and produce lower amounts of carbon emissions.

More than 200 schools were invited to name the gritters and now the newly christened fleet is at work around the county delivering the winter service.

The winning entries are:

  • Merry Gritmas!
  • Gritty Mouse
  • Gritley Come Dancing
  • Grit Me Out of Here!
  • Sir Salt-a-Lot
  • Thaw, God of Grit
  • Alfred the Grit
  • Good Morning Gritain
  • Unforgrittable
  • Father Gritmas
  • Let it Grit
  • Hansel and Grittel
  • Gritzen
  • Hagrit
  • Thomas the Grit Engine
  • Sally McGritter
  • Salty Minion
  • Salt-N-Vinegar Grits

Cllr Matt Furniss

Matt Furniss (Con, Shalford), cabinet member for Highways, said: “Our gritting service keeps Surrey moving safely over the winter. We have more than 12,500 tonnes of salt stockpiled to treat primary routes when temperatures plummet.

“I’m delighted our children have been involved in naming the fleet and I’m very impressed with their clever and amusing entries.”

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