From Buzz Ice Year to David Grittenborough, Cambridgeshire gritters launch winter appeal

PUBLISHED: 12:16 20 October 2020 | UPDATED: 12:16 20 October 2020

Flashback to earlier this year: L-R: Hollie from Westwood, Bailey and Alfie from Cavalry, Thomas from Guyhirn, Thea from Murrow, Jessica from Westwood and Oliver from Glebelands school. Name the gritter competition winners meet the fleet in the Fens. Picture: Supplied/CCC

Flashback to earlier this year: L-R: Hollie from Westwood, Bailey and Alfie from Cavalry, Thomas from Guyhirn, Thea from Murrow, Jessica from Westwood and Oliver from Glebelands school. Name the gritter competition winners meet the fleet in the Fens. Picture: Supplied/CCC

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From Buzz Ice Year to David Grittenborough, Cambridgeshire’s gritters are ready to hit the highway once more and they’re calling for your help.

From Jack DeFrost to Buzz Ice Year. The names of 37 new gritters for Cambridgeshire have been revealed. Picture: Harry Rutter/ARCHANTFrom Jack DeFrost to Buzz Ice Year. The names of 37 new gritters for Cambridgeshire have been revealed. Picture: Harry Rutter/ARCHANT

The 37-strong fleet, including one busway gritter and the quad bike twins, were out on the roads between October 20-21 as part of a trial run ahead of winter.

Councillor Ian Bates, chairman of the county council highways and transport committee, said: “It’s important that we have this trial run to make sure everything runs smoothly so they’re prepared for when we need them.

“If you’d like to help keep others safe, this is an excellent way to do it.”

Local volunteers can help to keep their area moving in freezing weather by taking part in the community gritting scheme.

Look out for the celebrity entourage of gritters...Picture: CAMBS COUNTY COUNCILLook out for the celebrity entourage of gritters...Picture: CAMBS COUNTY COUNCIL

Volunteers can sign up to grit local footpaths chosen by their parish council using equipment provided by the council.

For more information and to sign up, visit https://bit.ly/3kjYZAQ.


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