Clean Bandit? Kate Brush? Dusty McDust Clean?

A social media campaign has been launched by Bexley Council looking for ideas to name a new cleaning machine.

Taking inspiration from viral campaigns that saw the public try to name a polar research vessel Boaty McBoatface, Bexley Council wants residents to name a new cleaning vehicle.

The vehicle will soon be at work in local centres soon, to wash streets and pavements as part of the council’s drive to keep Bexley clean.

The council is inviting people to take part in the competition on Facebook and Twitter.

Councillorr Peter Craske, cabinet member community safety, environment and leisure, said: "We’re hoping to harness people’s sense of fun and creativity to come up with a really good name for the vehicle, which is going to help give our town centres a more thorough and regular clean than has been possible up to now.

"I’m really looking forward to seeing people’s suggestions and I hope that – like us – people will keep it clean!”

The best eight suggestions received by noon on December 11 will be put into a knockout vote starting on December 12.

Follow the campaign on Facebook - - and by following @LBofBexley on Twitter and the hashtag #cleanerbexley.