THE shortlist has been revealed after Conwy County Borough Council asked 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.

The local authority asked the public to submit names for their fleet.

A total of 450 names were suggested by the public via the council’s website and social media. This has been whittled down to 50.

Residents are now being asked to vote for their favourite 13 names.

The list of names (in full) are:

  • Auntie Freeze;
  • Glyndŵr Graeanu;
  • True Gritter;
  • I Am Griit;
  • Super Spreader;
  • Snow Donia;
  • Tafod y Ddraig;
  • The Greatest Snow;
  • Pretty Gritty;
  • Rhodri Rhewi;
  • Lorrius the Grittorious;
  • Dave;
  • Ice Ice Baby;
  • Huw Halen Lôn;
  • Gertrude the Gritter;
  • Gritasaurus;
  • Freezy Rider;
  • Tom y Toddwr;
  • Dragons Breath;
  • Professor Chris Whitty Gritty;
  • Daw Eto Haul;
  • Van Halen;
  • Grit British Flake Off;
  • Saltan of Swing;
  • Caledfwlch y Cliriwr;
  • Miserable Ol’ Grit; IC/DaiC;
  • Chilly Billy;
  • Lady Gritter Sparkles;
  • Frost Fighters;
  • Margrit;
  • I’m a Celeb-gritty;
  • Rhewi Sant;
  • Neville Snowfall;
  • Sir Gritalot;
  • Llywelyn y Rhew Ola;
  • Rocky;
  • Grit Over It;
  • Sally Salt;
  • Big Mean Grit Machine;
  • Granny Graenog;
  • Keith Gritchards;
  • Eazy Peazy Anti Freezy;
  • The Dehydrator;
  • Snowcial Distancing;
  • Optimus Grit; Hal N;
  • The Grit Escape;
  • Danny Degritter and Jack De-frost.

The judging panel is made up of winter works staff and cllr Greg Robbins, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transportation.

Mr Robbins said: "We got some really creative, funny suggestions from residents, including some with local connections. The judging panel had a tough job choosing the final shortlist and we’d like to thank everyone who took the time to suggest a name. Now we’re asking residents to help us again to choose the final 13 names for our gritters. 

"The gritters and our drivers have been working around the clock in the recent snow to keep our priority routes clear, so this feels like an appropriate time to name the vehicles officially.”

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.

To vote your favourite names, visit