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

39 Signals exercise Freedom of City

39 Signals exercise Freedom of City

22 February 2020

39 Signals Regiment celebrated their centenary by exercising their Freedom of the City to march from City Hall to the Cenotaph (for fuller information click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below).

Mya-Rose - Britain's youngest ever honorary doctorate

Mya-Rose - Britain's youngest ever honorary doctorate

20 February 2020

17 year old Mya-Rose Craig was awarded a Doctorate in Science by the University of Bristol  (for more information click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below).

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#COVID19 has shown us how important volunteering is to the fabric of our society. Nominations are now open for the 2021 Queen's Award @QueensAwardVS https://t.co/mtgGIIRE4e @voscur @VoscurCEO @QuartetCF @BristolCouncil @bristol247 @BristolLive @GirlguidingSWE @CWaggett1 https://t.co/0VrEdzy5lH

2 April, 17:59

RT: RoyalFamily

We want to thank and celebrate the essential public service workers keeping our nation going, this #thankfulthursday 💫 So why not share stories of the incredible childcare, teachers, social workers and special educational needs teachers who are supporting families across the UK. https://t.co/HlPAKZzkRE

2 April, 14:11

The Armed Forces Covenant has never been so important to our country as during these times of #Covid19. With the aid of #Reservists we are supporting the #NHS in a myriad of ways. Shouldn't your business play its part? https://t.co/FU8YwjwlEf https://t.co/Vk8GuWJA4h

2 April, 11:14

RT: bristol247

Money donated will safeguard Bristol Zoo Gardens and the Wild Place Project during the pandemic: https://t.co/nIl1sENUAO

1 April, 17:59

A tremendous message from @AdmTonyRadakin that includes #Bristol affiliate @HMSPWLS and those already deployed from @HMSFlyingFox & Royal Marines Reserve Bristol. Thanks to you & your families for helping to keep us all safe. https://t.co/8TcJqGuLyd

1 April, 17:51

RT: RoyalFamily

Today we wanted to say thank you to volunteers up and down the country who are working tirelessly to support the UK's response to Coronavirus. https://t.co/7urX10uKhT

1 April, 16:27

Antony and Cleopatra was playing @BristolOldVic when I was born. Shall I take the part of Cleopatra in today's production? I've got some great eyeliner and I'm not afraid of snakes either. https://t.co/yOo1BkG9Yq

1 April, 16:18

RT: ClarenceHouse

As Patron of @age_uk, The Prince of Wales shares a message on the Coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the older members of the community. https://t.co/a6NEFPOtvQ

1 April, 15:53

#BristolPeopleCare Please continue to stay at home, protect the #NHS and save lives. #covid19UK #StaySafe #SaveLives https://t.co/bqV0mWuiRv

31 March, 19:59

RT: voscur

Do you know a vulnerable person in #Bristol who needs support during the COVID-19 pandemic? @BristolCouncil has just launched a new hotline, so please make a note of the number now: 0117 352 3011 #WeAreBristol https://t.co/AXHlscbUcn

31 March, 19:54

RT: BristolCouncil

From today, schools are contacting families who qualify for free school meals about a new voucher scheme which can be renewed and used in-store at local supermarkets. Listen to @CllrAnnaKeen explain how it works. (1/4) https://t.co/YlgV0qTfIF

31 March, 19:53

Thank you for all your service to our community. Wishing you, your staff and their families well. #BristolPeopleCare https://t.co/A74GEn9pX6

31 March, 17:14