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Tom Aditya

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Tom Aditya
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Mayor of Bradley Stoke, Bristol, UK
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 15, 2019
Personal details
BornKerala, India
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative Progressive
ParentsMr Thomas Mathew
Mrs Gulabi Mathew
ResidenceBristol, England
OccupationHuman rights campaigner, Community Advocate, Management Consultant
Websitetomaditya.wix.com/tom-aditya

Mayor Tom Aditya (Tom Prabin Mathew Aditya, born 14 April) is a British Indian[1][2] community campaigner[3] and management consultant,[4] serving as the Mayor of Bradley Stoke, Bristol in the United Kingdom.[5][6] He is an active champion of human rights and equality issues.[7] He is also the chairman of the Bristol Multi-Faith Forum, an organisation that works for inter-cultural and inter-faith community cohesion, social harmony and community well-being.[8][9] Cllr Tom Aditya also serves as a member of the Bristol University Court (Governance Team) and the Avon and Somerset Police Scrutiny Panel, which covers jurisdiction over the Bristol City, and the nearby districts of South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Taunton Deane, West Somerset, South Somerset, Sedgemoor, and Mendips.[10][11] He is the first person of Asian origin to be elected in South Gloucestershire County and the first South Indian elected on the conservative party ticket in the UK.[12][13][14]

Early life and career[edit]

Tom Aditya was born in Kerala, India,[15][16] to Mr Thomas Mathew and Mrs Gulabi Mathew.[17] His father was very much involved in the social and community activities of his native neighbourhood.[18] His maternal grandfather, who passed away in 1954, was an Indian freedom fighter and a leader of the national movement in the erstwhile State of Travancore from 1930 to 1954.[19] He studied Law and Economics at university and did his master’s degree in Management.[20] He started to pursue banking career in 1995 and for many years served as a financial advisor.[21] He was one of the UK's most productive financial consultants. He also served as projects director of a university engineering college in India and was much involved in public administration and community initiatives.[22][23]

Community work and Social Activities[edit]

Tom Aditya is a member of the Disaster Management Collective, a mutual-help group initiative based in New Delhi and has been involved in humanitarian assistance around the globe. He has been in news for securing the special order from the Government of India to airlift a seriously ill patient from the UK to India in midst of the lockdown travel ban.[24][25][26][27][28] Tom was engaged in pandemic relief community services for the stranded international students and visitors in the UK and was in the forefront to raise voice on behalf of patients and the NHS workers. During the relief operations, he presented a music album to pay tributes to the healthcare workers on behalf of the UK Kerala community and Tutors valley Music Academy, along with famous Indian film actor Mohanlal and renowned singer MG Sreekumar.[29]

Tom Aditya’s entry to the public service in the UK was through the South Gloucestershire Equalities Forum in 2007, as a representative of the ethnic minorities in the area. As a community campaigner, he used that opportunity resourcefully to help the marginalised in their human rights and equalities issues and to serve as a voice for the voiceless. He was president of the community association for many years.[30][31] Tom Aditya served as the Treasurer and Trustee of the Southern Brooks Community Partnership – a voluntary sector organisation in South West England [32][33][34][35] and was active in the initial formation of Bradley Stoke Community Radio in 2010.[36] He was an active campaigner for the faster fibre-optic broadband campaign in Bradley Stoke and demanded before the authorities for an exclusive telephone exchange at Bradley Stoke.[37] He campaigned to establish a Crown post office in the town[38] and gained people's support for that campaign.[39] He persuaded the Council to lobby open up of branches of banks and financial institutions in the Bradley Stoke to help the community members.[40][41] He was also part of the team that arranged the community celebrations at Bradley Stoke in 2011 to celebrate the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.[42] Aditya's sincere efforts prompted the local residents to nominate him to the Council.

Tom Aditya was elected councillor in 2011 and was re-elected in 2015 and 2019 with comfortable margins.[43][44][45][46] He holds high attendance record in council meetings and civic programmes and relentlessly raises his voice for people’s needs and concerns.[47] He backed tax freeze and supported financial prudence and efficiency.[48] He was the town council’s ambassador for international twinnings; and led twinning visits and intercultural programmes to the twin cities and the local schools.[49] He also served as chairman of the planning and environment committee of the Council and undertook the upkeep of the highway verges, when SGC axed street care.[50] He was quite vigorous in starting new public transport links for the benefit of the town residents.[51][52] He always advocated for improvements to local infrastructure [53] and for parking spaces in the neighbourhood, especially near schools and health centres.[54] He was in the forefront to organise and partake in the Big Spring clean' events and the litter picking volunteer group activities.[55]

Cllr Aditya was always active to help the community members in their efforts to pursue a peaceful life and to protect their properties safely.[56] He was successful in bringing the attention of the police authorities towards issues of the community [57] and to organise meetings to redress grievances of the victims.[58][59] He also served as Honorary Secretary of the Avon Local Council Association's South Glos Committee.[60] Tom was involved in the initiation of the Bradley Stoke in Bloom project for the beautification of the town and was a volunteer for the Green Gym project. He was also engrossed in the campaign to save the Bristol's Filton Airfield.[61][62] He was also part of the team that organised the Bradley Stoke Carnival.[63] During the Brexit-EU referendum, Aditya organised a public debate encompassing the top leaders of both the Remain and Leave camps in Bristol and was successful in drawing people from all walks of life to the debating forum.[64][65] He persuaded in favour to build the modern skate park at the leisure centre campus, which was situated in his ward. He wants to create more avenues and opportunities for young people to promote their talents and always strive to recognise brilliant and community-oriented students.[66]

Human rights campaigns and social issues[edit]

Tom Aditya strongly raises his opinion on human rights and equalities issues not only in the regional and national levels, but also in the international arenas. He was on a campaign to free an innocent man from the death sentence in UAE.[67][68] and after many years of efforts was successful in relieving him.[69] He has been in the forefront to raise social and community issues with the top officials including Prime Minister David Cameron and Theresa May.[70][71][72][73] He also focuses on topics and programmes related to community safety, youth empowerment,[74] poverty eradication, health-care, holistic lifestyles,[75] education, scientific research, public transport,[76] humanitarian issues, organic farming, ecological conservation, non-conventional energy, information technology,[77] blood & organ donation campaign, community cohesion,[78] social values,[79] social security, social welfare, international relationships,[80] and community activities.[81][82] He is in the forefront to involve in community engagements [83][84][85] youth programmes,[86][87] and charity activities.[88] The South Glos Council has been earmarked £250,000 to fund enhancement works at the Three Brooks Lake in Bradley Stoke, owing to Tom’s requests and representations.[89] His community work and social initiatives are continuing.

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