The latest hi-tech weapons in the fight against litter have been unveiled – but Bolton Council needs your help to name them!
The council has bought three advanced self-propelled ‘Glutton’ street cleaning machines which run solely on electric power.
They will be used in Bolton town centre and rotated around district centres, and the council has also refurbished three existing machines.
They have a large extendable nozzle which can reach into nooks and crannies that traditional equipment struggles to access.
A total of £66k has been spent on the specialist machines, paid for from the council’s £1.5m Cleaner and Greener Fund which was set up last year to clean up the borough.
The council now wants people to come up with appropriate names for the distinctive giant vacuum cleaners.
Cllr Adele Warren, Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Environmental Services Delivery, said: “These new machines are amazing. They are perfect for town centres as they can access areas such as alleyways and pedestrianised areas that larger machines struggle to get to.
“They are also very environmentally friendly and produce no Carbon Dioxide. In an ideal world nobody would drop litter, but unfortunately some people still think it is acceptable to do so and these machines are vital in ensuring our town centres look their best.
“They will make a big difference in keeping our borough clean and picking up more litter. Now we need your help to name them!”
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions for new names for the Gluttons by July 31.
Or submit your suggestion via social media – message @BoltonCouncil on Twitter or Facebook.
The best names will be chosen by the council and new plates will be made for the machines.