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Introducing Crawley’s new Mayor!



The new Mayor of Crawley is Councillor Shahzad Abbas Malik.

Councillor Malik was elected Mayor at the Annual Crawley Borough Council meeting on Friday 28 May. He has been Deputy Mayor since May 2019.

Councillor Malik was first elected to represent Langley Green ward in 2018 and was re-elected in Langley Green and Tushmore ward in 2019. He was born in Chakwal, Pakistan and attended Crawley College.

He works as a taxi driver in Crawley.

Councillor Malik is married with three children.

The Mayor’s charity for 2021/22 is The British Red Cross.

Mayor of Crawley, Councillor Shahzad Abbas Malik, said:

“I am truly humbled and honoured to have been elected as the Mayor of Crawley.

“I don’t know if I will ever be able to pay Crawley back but I can assure you that I shall try to serve Crawley to the best of my abilities with compassion and devotion, and play my role in making Crawley an even better place to live. In the end, my heartfelt thanks to the one and only, ‘My Beloved Crawley’.”

Councillor Morgan Flack was elected Deputy Mayor at the Annual Council meeting.


Jordan Bellamy from Crawley sought for recall to prison



Police in West Sussex are searching for 28-year-old Jordan Bellamy from Crawley, as the Probation Service require his arrest and recall to prison for breaching his release licence conditions.

Bellamy, who is white, 5’10″, of stocky build with brown hair and brown eyeswas released from prison on licence earlier in September part way through a 30-month sentence for coercive and controlling behaviour in an intimate relationship.

Enquiries are being made in the Crawley and Brighton areas and anyone who sees Bellamy or knows of his whereabouts is asked not to approach him but to contact Sussex Police via 999 or 101, quoting serial 49 of 04/09.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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