The Mayor of Worthing

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About the Mayor of the Borough of Worthing

Councillor Henna Chowdhury
Mayor of the Borough of Worthing

2022-23 Mayor of Worthing Borough Council Cllr Henna Chowdhury

Henna was born in Sylhet, Bangladesh where she attended local primary school before moving to Worthing at the age of 11 with her Mum, her older brother and younger sister.

Henna attended Thomas a Becket School and Davison CE High School for Girls. After leaving school Henna worked in local government.

In 1995 she married her husband Millad. They have three wonderful daughters who have all progressed through the local educational system.

Henna has worked for the local voluntary organisations BMECS and CEMP (Black Minority Ethnic Community Services / Crawley Ethnic Minority Partnership).

It was during this time that Henna realised that she had a role to play in making change, in affecting lives and making Worthing a better, fairer place for everyone.

During her 37 years living in Worthing, she has always had an active and keen involvement in all community issues.

In 2019, Henna was elected as a councillor in Gaisford Ward and in 2021 she was elected as a West Sussex County Councillor for Tarring.

Henna's passion is serving the community and she plans for her Mayoral year to be a year of change, a year of hope and a year of true community spirit, that makes the town of Worthing a place everyone is proud to call home.

Henna has chosen three charities to support during her mayoral year, for details please see: the Mayor's charities webpage

Henna says:

“During my tenure as Mayor, I will set out to preserve and promote a spirit of compassionate service, addressing the needs of everyone in our communities, to improve the quality of life of all citizens and free the potential of each person.

“The tradition and role of the Mayor, is both an honour and a calling with responsibilities. In my humble acceptance of the honour, as Mayor of Worthing, I consider that the heart of my calling is to serve the interests of the people of Worthing”.

Video: Meet your new Mayor of Worthing, Cllr Henna Chowdhury

See also: Councillor Henna Chowdhury's webpage

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About the Consort to the Mayor of the Borough of Worthing

Millad Chowdhury
Consort to the Mayor of the Borough of Worthing

Councillor Henna Chowdhury, Mayor, with Millad Chowdhury, Consort to the Mayor

Born in Bangladesh, Millad moved to England in 1996. For many years he worked in the hospitality industry in Bognor Regis.

He is a devout Muslim attending the local Mosque in Worthing, a loving husband and father to three beautiful daughters, Fariha, Mariya and Tasnim. Millad is quite a chef at home, but prefers his wife's cooking!

Millad has varied interests ranging from football, cricket, badminton and he has a keen liking for sports cars.

Out in the community, Millad helps out the needy by discreetly delivering food parcels for people who cannot make it to the food banks.

He is soft-spoken, with a warm heart for his neighbour and proudly supports the passionate work of his wife whom he tirelessly supported during local campaigns.

Millad believes that one of the ways to enhance equality and respect for the female gender, is to be supportive of his wife in a leadership role.

Millad says:

“I am very proud of my wife and I am looking forward to supporting her during her term of office as Mayor of Worthing”.

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Page last updated: 15 June 2022

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