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, 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 (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 .
- 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