CONWY County Borough Council are asking the public for help in naming their fleet of gritters.

The council has 13 gritter trucks which are on standby 24/7 between October and April to spread rock salt and plough snow. The trucks are deployed on first priority routes which cover a third of the county’s roads, including main traffic and bus routes and routes for the emergency services.

A judging panel, including winter works staff, will shortlist the entries with the final names being decided by a public website vote.

Cllr Greg Robbins, cabinet member for Environment and Transportation said: "I’m looking forward to seeing the creative entries from our residents and we hope this provides a bit of fun in these difficult times.

"But the serious message behind this competition is to raise awareness of how important it is for everyone to be prepared for winter conditions, and to recognise the work that our staff do in keeping the roads safe.”

The gritter names will be added to the council’s new tracking system, which will allow residents to see gritter locations in real time, via the council’s website.

Residents can suggest names on the council’s website before Wednesday, February 3.

The entries should be in Welsh or English and be fun, original and clean.