Name that gritter

Gritting lorry
Gritting lorry

Primary school kids in Norfolk are being giving the chance to name Norfolk’s newest fleet of gritters in time for their battle with winter.

Norfolk County Council are excited to welcome a new fleet of 24 gritters to the county who will work on 57 routes across Norfolk during the winter months. Children aged 5-11 will need to come up with names for 8 of their local gritters which they’ll be able to spot out and about in their area this winter.

David Harrison, Cabinet member for Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport, Development and Waste said:

To take part in the competition children must complete a short quiz online where clues and answers can be found on the gritting section of the Norfolk County Council website. Children can then get creative and think of a name for their local gritter truck.

It is up to each school whether they enter as a school, a class or each pupil.

Parents and teachers can enter a name on behalf of a pupil or class online at

The competition is now open and will run until Thursday 12 December. The winners will be chosen by a judging panel and will be announced on Friday December 13.

The competition ties in with the council’s Norfolk Winter campaign which aims to bring together and share any and all information that would help keep people living and working in the county healthy, happy and safe during the colder months.