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Children invited to enter competition to help name new refuse trucks

Great Yarmouth Borough Council has announced the launch of an exciting competition, inviting primary school-aged children to suggest creative and inspiring names for Great Yarmouth Services Limited's (GYS) five new refuse trucks.

A template for children to complete with their submissions of a name and drawing for 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 aims to engage the local community and harness children's creativity to give the essential vehicles names that 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 a name, children are encouraged to include a drawing of a recycling messaging, with the winning designs being placed on the side panel of the trucks. Those wanting to enter should email for a template for their drawing, before returning the entries to the same email address.

Councillor Paul Wells, Portfolio Holder for the Environment and Sustainability, Licensing and Waste at Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said: "We are thrilled to involve our community in this exciting competition for our new refuse trucks. These vehicles play a vital role in maintaining cleanliness and waste management within our borough, and we believe that giving them unique names will add character and a sense of local pride. We look forward to receiving a wide range of creative suggestions from children."

The competition closes on Friday, June 23. Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Penny Carpenter, will carefully review all entries and select the most suitable names for the five new refuse trucks.

Last modified on 02 June 2023

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