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Usain Salt? Gritney Spears? Names wanted for new gritters

PUBLISHED: 12:00 09 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:01 09 November 2018

Children from Gascoigne Primary School join council leader Cllr Darren Rodwell, Cllr Syed Ghani and Cllr Evelyn Carpenter at the launch of the competition to name the council's new gritting vehicles. Picture: Ken Mears

Children from Gascoigne Primary School join council leader Cllr Darren Rodwell, Cllr Syed Ghani and Cllr Evelyn Carpenter at the launch of the competition to name the council's new gritting vehicles. Picture: Ken Mears

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Could you come up with a better name for a gritter than Gritty McGritface?

If so, you could be in with a chance of having your chosen moniker emblazoned on one of Barking and Dagenham Council’s three new machines.

Whether it’s a nod to the borough’s people and places, someone you want to pay tribute to or simply an amusing pun, all names are welcome.

One of the names will be chosen from a selection sent in by pupils from the borough’s schools, while the other two will be put to a public vote, with submissions whittled down to a shortlist of 24.

The three winners will then be invited to an official naming ceremony where they’ll also collect their prize - a family ticket to the Belowzero Ice Bar in Mayfair.

To submit up to three names, visit lbbd.gov.uk by 9am on Thursday, November 22.

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