Merry Gritmas and Gritley Come Dancing – Surrey school children name new gritters

Children from infant and primary schools across the county have helped to name some of Surrey’s brand-new fleet of gritters which will help keep our roads safe over the winter.

The new vehicles operate more efficiently, have state-of-the art technology on board and produce less carbon emissions. 

Over 200 schools were invited to take part in a competition to name a gritter and the winning names are now displayed on the fleet and are travelling 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

Matt Furniss, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Our gritting service is key to keeping Surrey moving safely over the winter. We have over 12,500 tonnes of salt stockpiled to treat primary routes when temperatures plummet.

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


Photo: Year 5 class 5LW at Cranleigh Primary School, winners of Come Dancing


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