The Council Is Asking Mancs To Help Name Its New Gritters

Has Boaty McBoatface taught us nothing!

Manchester City Council bravely took to twitter this afternoon to ask users to help name its new gritters. And they did not disappoint.

The council said:

“Manchester has 8 new gritters and they all need a name.

“Once the winning names are chosen we’ll put them on the gritter. You never know, you might see your entry driving around.

“To enter, just send us your suggestion with the hashtag #mccGritterComp Closing date is 6 December.”

The Tweet was only posted at midday but the council has, unsurprisingly, already been inundated with loads of pun-tastics suggestions.

And some patriotic Manc-inspired ones.

Of course, no naming competition would be complete without a reference to the Natural Environment Research Council’s outrageous decision to go against the public vote by naming its new research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough instead of ‘Boaty McBoatface’ in 2016. And there have been plenty so far.

This isn’t Manchester’s first naming competition. Back in 2016, Oldham council named its newest machines Nicole Saltslinger following after asking the public for help.

To make a suggestion Tweet Manchester City Council using the hashtag #mccGritterComp.


Originally published at Secret Manchester.