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Winners revealed of competition to help name new refuse trucks

Great Yarmouth Borough Council has announced the winners of its latest competition where primary school children were invited to suggest creative and inspiring names for Great Yarmouth Services Limited's (GYS) five new refuse trucks.

Leo Fish, aged nine, winner of competition to help name new refuse trucks

GYS is responsible for a number of services the council provides, including refuse collection and recycling, street cleaning, public toilet cleaning and maintenance, buildings cleaning, grounds maintenance services, vehicle maintenance, arboriculture, leisure, burial services and pest control.

The competition encouraged local children to let their creativity flare and come up with the most imaginative names for the essential vehicles. The names had to reflect the spirit and identity of Great Yarmouth, while contributing to the vibrant culture and identity of the borough by suggesting names that resonate with people.

As well as names, children were invited to include a drawing of recycling messaging, with the winning designs being placed on the side panel of the trucks. Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Penny Carpenter, had the difficult job of carefully reviewing all the entries and selecting the most fitting names for the five new refuse trucks.

The winner of the panel design was Leo Fish, aged nine. His name 'The Big Green Beast' will also be a truck name.

The other winners whose names will appear on trucks are:

  • Ela Cinar, aged 11, with the name Bertie the Bin Truck   
  • Naomi Soares-Goodwyn, aged eight, with the name Eco Eva 
  • Nancy O'Leary, aged 11, with the name Dusty Pan 
  • Sally Longworth, aged nine, with the name Recycling Robin

The children either attend schools within the borough; Brooklands Short Stay School, Northgate Primary School, Southtown Primary and Moorlands Primary Academy or are home schooled.

Councillor Paul Wells, Portfolio Holder for the Environment and Sustainability, Licensing and Waste at Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said: "Once again the creativity and imagination of the children in the borough has shone through and they've given us five brilliant names for the new trucks.

Last modified on 17 July 2023

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