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

Indian High Commissioner visits Bristol

Indian High Commissioner visits Bristol

24 September 2021

Her excellency Mrs Gaitri Issar Kumar met business, health and community leaders during her recent visit to Bristol (click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below for more).

W G Grace - howzat!

W G Grace - howzat!

21 September 2021

The bronze bust of the famous cricketer, W G Grace, was unveiled at the Gloucestershire County Cricket Ground (click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below for more).

Twitter Feed

I am utterly disgusted by the behaviour of the person that assaulted you yesterday. I am so grateful that you are making a swift physical recovery and that you are being supported. Thank you, PC Rosie, for your service and for protecting us from bad people and evil actions. https://t.co/1Im5pbE4Ie

27 November, 15:39

A tremendous initiative that benefits all communities. Well done, Naseem and all the Curry Restaurant owners! https://t.co/pJDR6AFjZl

26 November, 19:58

A very happy 100th birthday to Squadron Leader 'Johnny' Johnson, the last of the #Dambusters. What a gentleman and hero! https://t.co/FxHtB5qZeB

26 November, 19:55

Please join me in receiving the gift of the White #Ensign of HMS PRINCE OF WALES, the fifth generation #aircraft carrier affiliated with #Bristol, at 1530 hrs on Sunday 12 December 2021 at Bristol Cathedral. Everyone, regardless o…https://t.co/E8MtzIaTlj https://t.co/MzXb5I1jyy

22 November, 17:08

An honour to pin medals at the @centralswsja Investiture last night. Thanks to each of you for your impressive dedication and service to the prevention and relief of injury and suffering. https://t.co/kmK36emzqS

20 November, 21:59

RT: adewilliamsnhs

This #WorldChildrensDay I want to thank all the sponsors,volunteers and members of @BemmyLanterns Steering Group who help create an event that celebrates the creativity of school children in our #BS3 community.We need more stewards. To sign up, pls email :info@bwlp.org.uk https://t.co/VAtjm99QuI

20 November, 18:02

How tremendous to address the High Education graduates of City of #Bristol College - may your careers continue to soar. #Congratulations https://t.co/rh9oqXqIUb

20 November, 16:58

RT: karenbrookssja

Delighted to have hosted this Awards evening. Thanks to all those who attended. A special thanks to @PeachesTweets who helped present medals and bars with a total of over 350 years Volunteer service, truly amazing. @stjohnambulance @centralswsja https://t.co/Ntec4oKfQI

20 November, 16:50

Although I was onboard yesterday with the Honorary Officers, my favourite spot by far is @BoatyMcBoatface - the nation's chosen name for one of the new class of autonomous underwater vehicles. How cool is that! https://t.co/HVwuGl9t3s

19 November, 16:56

It was lovely to meet you yesterday at the Honorary Officers' annual gathering. https://t.co/WPb9zIAzUX

19 November, 14:29

Hi Mum, from your dearest son !! https://t.co/3raWtCAgAP

18 November, 18:04