Celebrating local government – we want your photos

The LGiU is celebrating its thirty year anniversary this year.

We thought one great way of marking this would be an online exhibition of thirty photographs of local government.

Have you got a striking photo – or photos – that capture the essence of local government – maybe an iconic image or one that portrays the unique contribution of local government to your community and civic life? Photos from the past and the present.

And we want to look ahead too and be creative – have you got or can you take photos that represent how you see the future of local government where you live – future services, challenges, opportunities?

Selected photos will be posted on our website and the best will be displayed at our 30th anniversary celebration.

Please email photographs in the highest resolution possible to janet.sillett@lgiu.org.uk and please advise regarding the copyright of the image.

For a little bit of inspiration, please see below some of photos selected by Janet to get you thinking…


Manchester Town Hall – Photograph by Mark Andrew

800px-Bilingual_StreetSign_in_LondonChinaTownGerrard Street in London China Town – Photograph by SElephant

Phoenix_Gardens,_London_Borough_of_Camden,_WC2_(3304748918)Phoenix Gardens, London Borough of Camden – Photograph by Oxyman
169394273_cfe840911e_zBus and council worker, Ipswich – Photograph by Saunderses

Clissold_Park,_London_Borough_of_Hackney,_N16_(1351831573)Deer in Clissold Park, London Borough of Hackney – Photograph by Oxyman
Flying_Bomb-_V1_Bomb_Damage_in_London,_England,_UK,_1944_D21246Bomb Damage in London – Civil Defence workers help ambulance staff to load stretchers into a London County Council ambulance following a devastating V1 attack in the Highland Road and Lunham Road area of Upper Norwood.

No_Man's_Orchard_-_geograph.org.uk_-_925644No man’s orchard, North Downs Way, Chartham Parish Council – Photograph by Stephen Craven

Prenton_Tenants_&_Residents_Association_Community_CentrePrenton Tenants & Residents Association, Wirral – Photograph by Rept0n1x

A_Picture_of_a_Southern_Town-_Life_in_Wartime_Reading,_Berkshire,_England,_UK,_1945_D25260  A Picture of a Southern Town- Life in Wartime Reading, Berkshire County Council, England, UK, 1945