Meet Steve

Steve Bridger is one of two councillors for Yatton ward 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 16 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.
  • Yatton Parish Council awarded Steve a Volunteer of the Year Award in 2017.
  • Steve is a member of 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 served as a school governor.
  • 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.
  • 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 all over 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

4 comments on “Meet Steve

  1. Bill Roberts

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

  2. Stephen Hutson

    Congratulations Steve, well deserved!

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