Gritter driver will proudly clear Fenland roads in truck named by daughter

A GRITTER driver will proudly clear the Fenland’s roads this winter in the vehicle named by his daughter after she beat hundreds of schoolchildren in a naming competition.

Jon Sculthorpe will drive Gritter Lemon named by his daughter Megan after the new names were unveiled in a ceremony at the North Highways Depot on Melbourne Avenue, March.

Jacob Parkinson, Wesley Ayres, Ashleigh Stringer, Cameron Butter and Rose Sealey were also chosen as winners whose winning names were Ma Grit, Professor Grit Wick, Grandad Grit, Non Slip Norman and Chilli.

Lyn Hesse, Road Safety Education Officer for Cambridgeshire County Council said, “This has 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.”

Councillor Steve Criswell, Cabinet member for Community Infrastructure, said: “Our gritting fleet play a major role in keeping the County roads clear during the winter months, this has been a great competition that has really got a lot of local children involved.

“The gritters have had their chosen names written on, so look out for them this winter.”