Local government honours the memory of Queen Elizabeth II

Image: The Royal Family

Around the world, local government acts as a locus of remembrance and grief. In this week’s Global Local bulletin, we give space to the complicated legacy of colonialism and consider what it means to be a compassionate city. Here we collect how Queen Elizabeth II was honoured by local government officials and institutions and provided a centre for local people to express their grief.

Global Local bulletin: Public mourning and difficult conversations

Blackburn with Darwen Council in Northwest England, for example, shared this message.

Other tributes from around the world...

Councillor Linda Scott, from Sidney and chair of the Australian Local Government Association.

Scarborough Council in Northeast England

André Dickens, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia