Meet Steve

Steve Bridger is Yatton ward COUNCILLOR on North Somerset Council.

  • Steve was elected to represent Yatton ward on North Somerset Council on 2nd May 2019.

A bit more about Steve…

  • Originally from Taunton, Steve has lived in Yatton for 17 years and his two children both went to school in Yatton before going on to Backwell School.
  • Steve is a well-respected and passionate community advocate.
  • Steve was nominated for a Yatton Parish Council Volunteer of the Year Award in 2017.
  • Steve served as a governor of Yatton Infants School in the noughties.
  • Steve is a member of the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Action Group (YACWAG), Yatton Local History Society, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and the National Trust.
  • He is a keen photographer of our local landscapes and is out everyday walking his dog around the village.
  • Steve has worked online since 1996 and has been a digital advisor to more than one hundred charities and membership organisations.
  • Steve is passionate and committed to online community building and has created and nurtured several community-centred websites.
  • Steve has organised and run ‘digital literacy’ training and social media ‘surgeries’.
  • Steve was invited by Nesta – an innovation charity – to sit on a panel deciding funding innovative fundraising ideas with a social impact.
  • Steve has been presented with a writing award by the President of Mexico.
  • Steve taught English and Science in a bilingual primary school in Mexico.
  • Steve volunteered one night a week for a year at Centrepoint’s first hostel supporting homeless young people in Soho, London.
  • In the late 80s Steve worked at Oxfam HQ for three years during which time he organised the annual charity appeal for Blue Peter, which raised £1.4 million.
  • Steve has a degree in development economics from the University of East Anglia.
  • As well as Somerset, Steve has also lived in Norwich, Oxford, London and many locations in Mexico.
  • Steve’s first job was delivering mail around County Hall in Taunton.

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better; it’s not.” Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

7 comments on “Meet Steve

  1. Bill Roberts

    More power to you Steve, keep up the good work!

  2. Stephen Hutson

    Congratulations Steve, well deserved!

  3. Emily Braddock

    Dear Steve to my utter dismay I saw a notice saying that Royal Mail want to minimise the post office functions in Yatton so you can’t pick up parcels any more. We have more people than ever living here now but resources and amenities seem to be something you have to constantly fight for. So does everyone have to get intheir cars and drive to Clevedon to pick up a parcel (yes there’s no bus).
    Emily Braddock

  4. Emily Braddock

    Sorry Steve, Emily again. I tried to contact Royal Mail about this myself but they cleverly don’t actually give their contact details so you go round and round in circles. Maybe you will have more luck. Do let me know if there’s anything I can actually do with regard to this infringement of public rights.

    • Steve Bridger

      You’re quite right, Emily. I’m heartened by how the community has responded to the campaign. We’re up to 1,500 petition signatures now… and I’m working on a number of ‘fronts’.

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