The young people of Charnwood in Leicestershire have named one of their refuse collection vehicles after local footballing hero Gary Lineker.

Charnwood Borough Council revealed the winning names of its Name That Wagon competition earlier this year and all the names have now been added to the lorries and sweepers.

There were over 150 competition entries from youngsters across the borough but only 24 made it onto the list of final names. These included Gary Bineker, Bindiana Jones and Truckosaurus.

The Council sent winners a certificate and a goody bag to say congratulations and has been sharing photos of the winners on its social media channels.

Matt Bradford, head of cleansing and open spaces at the council said: ‘We really enjoyed running this competition for the children in Charnwood.

‘We revealed the winners earlier this year and we’re pleased the names have now been added to the vehicles. The winners will start to see their lorries collecting recycling, refuse or garden waste and the road sweepers cleaning the streets in the borough.

‘It was great to see the kids with their certificates and to hear how thrilled they were to find out their name suggestion had won.

‘I would like to thank everyone who got involved in the competition. All the suggestions made us smile and we hope it has also bought some joy to our residents.’