Celebrating the life of Elaine Scott: a tireless legend of the Bridgewater community

by Brighton Council
Elaine Scott during the Governor’s visit to Bridgewater July 2022

Local legend and Brighton Citizen of the Year, Elaine Scott, has been remembered as a passionate Bridgewater resident who tirelessly contributed to her local community throughout her life before her sudden passing on 19 March, 2023.

Elaine was an active disability advocate, bringing to light many issues such as wheelchair accessibility and community connection. Elaine worked tirelessly on many community events, including the very successful Community Connections “In our Hood” event which was held in 2019. She also was the driving force behind the Bridgewater Market and its partnership with the Brighton Lions Club. She was also a regular attendee of Café Connections, held at the Brighton Civic Centre, and the Brighton Alive meetings.

Even Covid-19, which stopped the world, didn’t stop Elaine. She was active in the Window Walk initiative and donated gifts at her doorstep for local children to take, free of charge, so they could have something to give their mother on Mother’s Day during the pandemic. For her efforts, Elaine was named Brighton Citizen of the Year in 2021. She married her husband in 2022 and left her beloved Bridgewater to live closer to her children in South Australia before her passing earlier this year.

Elaine will be remembered as a kind, generous and committed community member and leader who overcame many personal hardships to continuously contribute to the Bridgewater community and wider Brighton area.

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Celebrating the life of Elaine Scott: a tireless legend of the Bridgewater community
Celebrating the life of Elaine Scott: a tireless legend of the Bridgewater community
Celebrating the life of Elaine Scott: a tireless legend of the Bridgewater community
Celebrating the life of Elaine Scott: a tireless legend of the Bridgewater community
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Celebrating the life of Elaine Scott: a tireless legend of the Bridgewater community
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