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

Black Professional Network is launched

Black Professional Network is launched

13 August 2019

Black and minority ethnic professionals join forces to form a network keen to inspire young people (for a fuller report click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below).

Businesses debate future of High Street

Businesses debate future of High Street

9 August 2019

The Future of the High Street debate (for more Information click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below).

Twitter Feed

I am shocked and horrified. We do not, and must not, condone violence in any form. Attacks on our Police are totally unacceptable! @ASPolice, our thoughts are with you as your colleague recovers from surgery for severe facial injuries. https://t.co/uAKBvCap9T

22 August, 09:12

#AntonyGormleySculptures gazing out to sea . . . . What dreams do you have, young man? https://t.co/jli6kIQF4Y

20 August, 16:31

First day of fieldcraft - camouflage and weapons. #BristolACF #AltcarTrainingCamp #Cadets https://t.co/wlr6FDf9np

20 August, 16:01

Perfecting first aid skills at #BristolACF, Altcar Camp https://t.co/wNHiwoWy3h

20 August, 15:54

I look forward to meeting those of you that spend time in England - #Bristol is waiting for you! Class of 1976 #GoHeels https://t.co/r2Xf5hMdsU

19 August, 09:33


We passed an important milestone this week, conducting our first aviation serial from the Ops Room. With the help of a DA-20 Falcon, we tested our radars and important Air Traffic Control equipment which will be essential for conducting aviation at sea #FlyNavy https://t.co/erxeBzY6wz

19 August, 09:32

RT: cnni

Scientists bid farewell to Okjökull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, with a monument that features "A letter to the future" https://t.co/wzKmkQo5Fv https://t.co/QWjsyIaPg1

18 August, 11:38

RT: mshedbristol

Join us & our partners @BWV2 for #WomenInTrade on 31 Aug. Launched by Lord-Lt of Bristol @PeachesTweets, it's a chance to be inspired, discuss ways forward for women in trad male roles, and celebrate women's contributions throughout Bristol’s history. https://t.co/K9TJgdhYFx ^kg https://t.co/LuvcKxHtfg

18 August, 11:32

RT: GretaThunberg

Day 2. 100 nautical miles west of Cape Finisterre. A very bumpy night but I slept surprisingly well. Some dolphins showed up and swam along the boat last night! https://t.co/gsvs49BFJe

15 August, 20:17

RT: nytimes

Biochemist and Nobel Prize winner Kary B. Mullis has died at age 74. His discovery of a cheap and easy way to analyze DNA paved the way for major advances in how we diagnose diseases, unearth the past, and collect evidence in criminal cases. https://t.co/jvMOLjX70D

15 August, 20:14

Insightful and hopeful speeches tonight by @lukejerram @rpancost #DameJuliaSligo: humankind can address the environmental issues that are affecting our fragile, pale, blue dot. We must all do our part and encourage our institutions to do more. https://t.co/nvCd5Z7aBs

15 August, 20:12

Thanks for all the great conversations and ways of learning what is important to you. My, how time flies! #MyTwitterAnniversary https://t.co/LgPXEEipQp

15 August, 20:07