Burgess Hill pupils win competition to name gritters

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Pupils from Burgess Hill are one of three of the winners of this year’s name a gritter competition.

Every year West Sussex County Council, in partnership with its highways contractor Balfour Beatty, lets school children name three bright yellow gritting vehicles.

This year Burgess Hill Alternative Provision College’s entry of ‘Grittinator’ was one of three winners, along with a pupils from Ashington First School who came up with Sussex Snowflake, and Rudgwick Primary School with their entry of Ice Cracker.

The winning pupils won a high street voucher each, along with a grit bin, grit salt to fill it and snow shovels for their schools.

The newly-named yellow gritters will be out and about in West Sussex this winter keeping the roads safe.

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