Bradninch Together People





Bradninch Together started on 13 March 2020 with an idea from Sophie West and Anthony Richards who connected through Reverend Oliver Mears

Over that initial March weekend Sue Eakers, Luke Taylor and Rev. Olly joined the group and began creating a support service for the local community in response to the Covid 19 pandemic. In May 2020, Sally Livsey and Glenn Roberts joined and brought experience in financial oversight and mental health matters. These were the founding Steering Group.

The geographical area covered by Bradninch Together has been zoned and each zone has coordinators and volunteers, numbering over 120, who provide practical and neighbourly support.   We are also supported by people with specialist skills who are curating the website, creating artwork and advising on technical matters. We communicate widely using leaflets delivered by volunteers to households, local publications, a survey and our website and Facebook pages.

The BradAid fund was created in April 2020 distributing donated monies in small grants. The fund is administered by members of the Steering Group.

On 04 January 2021 Bradninch Together was incorporated as Community Interest Community Company with 6 Directors: Anthony Richards, Sophie West, Sue Eakers, Glenn Roberts, Sally Livsey and Kate Beith; we are the new Steering Group.  

You can reach the Steering Group at

If you seek any form of help or support we will respond quickly, whilst complying with the current Covid regulations, simply contact your zone coordinator, the details are on our Practical Support section.

Bradninch Together Steering Group

Anthony Richards 

Steering Group

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

Sophie West

Steering Group

Sophie has experience in community development and project management.   She lives in Westfield.

Sally Livsey

Steering Group

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

Sue Eakers

Steering Group

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

Luke Taylor

Steering Group

Luke is the Deputy Mayor of Bradninch and District Councillor for Bradninch. He  lives on West End Road.

Glenn Roberts

Steering Group

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

Bradninch Together Website Team

Kate Beith

Website Co-ordinator

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

Corin Astles

Website Designer

Corin Astles is an Animator, Illustrator and Graphic Designer. He has lived in Bradninch since he was born and has been drawing and designing for as long as he can remember.

Elle Lang

Website Designer

Elle is a Secondary Art and Design teacher living in Bradninch and is keen to support with her time and creativity.

Bradninch Together Volunteer Co-ordinators

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! 

Carolyn Davey

BradTog Facebook Coordinator

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

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.

Bradninch Together 2020