Monday, 4 November 2013

"Name A Gritter" Winners Presentation

Road Safety officers from Cambridgeshire County Council are this week holding a naming ceremony for lucky winners of the “Name the Gritter” Competition that was held this Autumn.

A special prize ceremony will be held at the County Council’s Shire Hall car park, in Cambridge, on Saturday, November 9, at 10.00am.

The winning children will be presented with road safety goodie bags, have their photograph taken with the gritter they named, and get the chance to sit in the gritter lorry.

Lyn Hesse Road safety Officer for Cambridgeshire County Council said “This has once again been a really popular competition and has helped to raise the profile of child road safety as well as the winter maintenance work of the highways department in the County.”

The winning entries were:

  • Salty McGrit        Beth Walker, 6, of Linton Infants School
  • Snowbert             Libby Petriello, 4, of Somersham Primary School

Cllr Mac McGuire, County Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Highways and Community Infrastructure added: "The County Council's fleet of gritters plays a vital role in helping to keep the county moving in winter. I am delighted that schoolchildren have embraced the naming competition so enthusiastically, while at the same time learning all about road safety and how we keep our roads safe in cold weather."