About Us

Bradninch Together started in March 2020 as a response to the Coronavirus pandemic.  It was an idea from Sophie West and Anthony Richards, who connected through The Revd Olly Mears.

 

They were soon joined by Sue Eakers and Luke Taylor and the team began creating a support service for the local community in response to the Covid 19 pandemic, involving a network of local volunteers.

 

Sally Livsey and Glenn Roberts joined and brought experience in financial oversight and mental health matters, and Kate Beith volunteered to set up and manage the website.

 

A lot happened very swiftly, involving many people, and if you want to read a more detailed version of this story, click here.

 

In January 2021,  Bradninch Together became a Community Interest Company with 6 volunteer Directors: Anthony, Sophie, Sue, Glenn, Sally and Kate.

 

This formal organisation continues with many of the activities previously set up, and it provide a legal and accountable platform for the holding of funds and the development of new initiatives to support the people of Bradninch Parish.

 

Company documents can be seen here

 

On our home page is a short video introducing a wider opportunity for local people to be part of Bradninch Together.

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Bradninch Together Steering Group

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Anthony Richards 

Anthony is a Theatre Director and used to making sense of complex situations.  He lives on West End Road.

Email Anthony.

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Sophie West

Sophie has experience in project management and community development, and is particularly interested in mental health.   She lives in Westfield.

Email Sophie.

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Glenn Roberts

Glenn has significant experience in the mental health field, is now retired and lives in West End Road.

Email Glenn.

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Sue Eakers

Sue has significant experience in strategic thinking, through managing previous pandemics.  She lives on Millway.

Email Sue.

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Sally Livsey

Sally makes art, runs an accountancy business and ponders. She enjoys mixing all these up and lives on Fore Street.

Email Sally.

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Kate Beith

CIC Director Website Co-ordinator

Kate worked in Asia for 12 years, is now  an International Child Protection Consultant and lives in Jubilee Road.

Email Kate.

We're really grateful to Luke Taylor and Revd Olly Mears for their  contribution to the Steering Group at the height of the pandemic; and to Elle Lang and Corin Astles for all their work designing this website.

Bradninch Together Volunteer Co-ordinators

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Viv Caley

Purple Group Volunteer Co-ordinator

I'm Viv; I live at 15 Fore Street and have been in Bradninch for 12 years. My fringe needs cutting! 

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Carolyn Davey

BradTog Facebook Coordinator

I’m Carolyn I live in Hele Road, Mum of Ellie & George and owner of Otis the Sproodle.

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Cariad Astles

Purple Group Volunteer Co-ordinator

Hello, I am Cariad Astles, one of the coordinators of the purple zone, along with Viv Caley. I live in Hen Street and when not in lockdown can be spotted doing things with theatre, especially puppets, here and there. It's great to be part of this project and feel the strength and warmth of this community.