Steve Bridger is Yatton ward COUNCILLOR on North Somerset Council.
- Elected to represent Yatton ward on North Somerset Council on 2nd May 2019.
A bit more about me…
- Originally from Taunton, and my two children both went to school in Yatton before going on to Backwell School.
- Nominated for a Yatton Parish Council Volunteer of the Year Award in 2017.
- Served as a governor of Yatton Infants School in the noughties.
- Have worked online since 1996 and have been .
- Committed to online community building and have created and nurtured several community-centred websites.
- I handled the official social media activity for The Big Lunch when it launched in 2009.
- Organised and run ‘digital literacy’ training and social media ‘surgeries’.
- I was invited by Nesta – an innovation charity – to sit on a panel deciding funding innovative fundraising ideas with a social impact.
- Presented with a writing award by the President of Mexico.
- Taught English and Science in a bilingual primary school in Mexico.
- Volunteered one night a week for a year at Centrepoint’s first hostel supporting homeless young people in Soho, London.
- I worked at Oxfam HQ for three years in the late 80s during which time I organised the annual charity appeal for Blue Peter, which raised £1.4m.
- 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.
- Keen photographer of our local landscapes; out everyday walking our dog around the village.
- I have a degree in development economics from the University of East Anglia.
- As well as Somerset, I’ve also lived in Norwich, Oxford, London… and many locations in Mexico.
- My first job was delivering mail around County Hall in Taunton. This was in the days of typing pools.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better; it’s not.” Dr. Seuss, The Lorax