Welcome to theCity and County of Bristol Lieutenancy

The Lord-Lieutenant of the City and County of Bristol,
Mrs Peaches Golding OBE,
is Her Majesty's representative in the City and County

As Lord-Lieutenant, Peaches is Her Majesty's representative in the City and County of Bristol and her first and foremost duty is to uphold the dignity of the Crown. She will follow the example of the Queen and other members of the Royal family and seek to promote a good atmosphere and a spirit of co-operation in the City; she will encourage amicable and productive relationships between all sectors, whether involving the voluntary, social, commercial or civic life of the City.  Lord-Lieutenants also have traditional links with the Armed Forces and exercise leadership in a wide range of matters, from civil and defence to professional and voluntary.  The Lord-Lieutenant is also the Chairperson of the Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace. 

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Your Lieutenancy

Your Lieutenancy

The Lieutenancy Office for County and City of Bristol is located at Leigh Court, Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3RA - see map at the bottom of this page.  The Bristol Lieutenancy is one of 55 Lieutenancies in England and Wales and serves a population of 428,100 (2011). The City is diverse with more than 91 languages being spoken and 45 religions observed.  Bristol is proud to be an inclusive and harmonious city. 

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What We Do

What We Do

The Lord-Lieutenant is here to help you or your organisation to be of service to the wider community.  Whether it is a visit to your organisation to recognise the work being done, a recommendation to attend a Royal Garden Party, advice on how to nominate a colleague or friend for a national honour based on the high quality of service performed and more, the Lord-Lieutenant is pleased to help.

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Honours and Awards

Honours and Awards

Recognising excellence at the level of personal, business or voluntary organisational achievement requires the inhabitants of Bristol to submit nominations.  However, the Lord-Lieutenant promotes and reviews submissions and the Lieutenancy is keen to encourage more applications for:

  • Honours in the UK honours system
  • The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise
  • The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

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News and Events

Womble Bond Dickinson’s Business Leader Dinner

Womble Bond Dickinson’s Business Leader Dinner

15 May 2018

Over 100 of Bristol’s dignitaries and leading business people gathered on board the ss Great Britain for Womble Bond Dickinson’s Business Leaders Dinner.

Bristol's affiliation with HMS PRINCE OF WALES

Bristol's affiliation with HMS PRINCE OF WALES

10 May 2018

The Royal Navy turned out in force at the launch of the affiliation between Bristol and HMS PRINCE OF WALES, Britain’s largest and newest aircraft carrier (to read more click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below).

Twitter Feed

Clear evening skies are a bonus as #Mars is spectacular this month! https://t.co/fJZaE2VwmY

15 July, 14:15


Every colour of the flag is symbolic and we were privileged to have walked side by side with you all whilst holding it. #LoveIsLove #BristolPride2018 @SuMountstevens @MarvinJRees @CllrAsherCraig @brislordmayor @ASPolice @AvonFireRescue @swasFT @BristolPride 🌈 https://t.co/3jsDKhn8il

14 July, 20:55

The idea was to photograph the #RedArrows on the runway. Well, we did capture the smoke . . . https://t.co/IwjHgGYjRs

14 July, 20:52

Dearest cousin Ken, you are welcome at any time! https://t.co/nRiz5SvXvO

14 July, 11:12

RT: RoyalFamily

After the Inspection of the Guard The President and First Lady joined Her Majesty for tea at the Castle. @POTUS @FLOTUS https://t.co/LVeom2qhag

13 July, 17:55

RT: KensingtonRoyal

Alongside The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Their Royal Highnesses depart from @wabbey. TRH will join The Queen and other Members of The Royal Family to watch a flypast at Buckingham Palace. Follow along @RoyalFamily. https://t.co/NsJLJRrA5W

10 July, 11:55

RT: nicksturge

Our friend @PeachesTweets extolling #bristol as diverse, innovative and therefore a great home for @ToshibaUK in #partnership with @BristolUni https://t.co/G0WKzeTUrw

10 July, 11:35

His Excellency made a very strong point concerning the use of technology in enabling us to be more human. https://t.co/q58we6Uwgj

10 July, 11:34

A great pleasure to meet you, too. https://t.co/nthp68MpeI

10 July, 11:31

RT: RoyalFamily

🎶📽 The Bands of the Guards Division played a very special rendition of the "Three Lions - It's Coming Home" song on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace yesterday ahead of England’s World Cup quarter-final game with Sweden. © @ArmyInLondon #WorldCup #SWEENG https://t.co/YKublhJHrG

7 July, 19:40

Celebrating 20 years of collaborative research in #Bristol between #Toshiba, @UWEBristol #UniversityofBristol that results in #innovation & new products #EmbassyofJapan https://t.co/GoZk03a4HC

6 July, 22:20