What name would you give to one of Northamptonshire County Council’s gritting lorries?

Gritters in and around Perry Street in Northampton
Gritters in and around Perry Street in Northampton

People in Northamptonshire are being given the chance to name 10 of county council’s gritting lorries.

The competition runs from today until September 29 and is open to schools, classes or individuals. The winning entries will have the name painted onto the gritter.

In Northamptonshire a total of 1,198 miles of road receives precautionary gritting – the same distance as between London and Rome. This service is carried out by Northamptonshire Highways.

Councillor Michael Clarke, county council cabinet member for transport, highways and environment, said: “Keeping the county moving over the winter months is a huge task and the positive comments that we have received from our residents show that we are improving our service each year.

“There’s never any telling just what sort of winter we’re going to get – we just have to be ready to tackle what nature throws at us.

“The gritting team do a tremendous job keeping the county moving during the winter, with 24 hour monitoring between the months of October and April.”

Entries should be emailed to rmiller@kierwsp.co.uk or tweet @nnhighways and include:

A suggested name of the gritter

Applicant’s name

Applicant’s contact details