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

Sometimes being Lord-Lieutenant just makes you laugh....

Sometimes being Lord-Lieutenant just makes you laugh....

18 October 2017
Just received from a supporter is this photograph of the Lord-Lieutenant sharing a joke with these mace bearers. Read the full story by clicking on VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below, then scroll to 26 September.

RWA holds 165th Annual Open Exhibition

RWA holds 165th Annual Open Exhibition

12 October 2017
The Royal West of England Academy (RWA) is holding its 165th Annual Open Exhibition, a selection of work from its own academicians and external artists. To read more about this Exhibition, click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS immediately below this.

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To all our #Hindu, #Sikh & #Jain friends, let's celebrate the triumph of goodness over evil! Happiness, peace & prosperity today & always! https://t.co/POPYmJ2rwL

20 October, 18:03

Annual Law Society #Bristol Dinner: celebrating the rule of law, making a difference in our communities #UWE #BristolLawSociety https://t.co/ORgnixNUsk

19 October, 19:19

Sometimes, the role of Lord-Lieutenant is such good fun that you have to laugh. Visit my website to find out more https://t.co/JSRWAj2OS5 https://t.co/WJejvoUsgm

18 October, 15:10

Festival of the Future City #futurecity17 is challenging the way we imagine our future. Very stimulating 2 day event in #Bristol. https://t.co/t1UZykcR0r

18 October, 09:46

RT: Scottstowell90

@Bristol_South are looking for Group Scout Leaders! Take a look at this great opportunitiy! https://t.co/vgPrrpixA7 @AvonScouts @Ib

17 October, 11:19

What an absolute pleasure to be in your company - #womenoftheyear was such an inspirational event. Hope to see you again before too long. https://t.co/gZCRTFtbRg

16 October, 19:50

RT: raf_engagement

Leading Aircraftwoman Sonia Thompson from Jamaica, joined RAF as an instrument repairer. She was one of 80 Black female volunteers in WW2. https://t.co/o83fpGmPcQ

16 October, 17:26

#WomenoftheYear taking place in the presence of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall @ClarenceHouse @VLMEXEC @womenoftheyear https://t.co/hsfOP9IIFb

16 October, 12:44

RT: HMSFlyingFox

#congratulations @HMSFlyingFox Company who won awards at Divisions. CO admits competition was tougher this year than ever #buildingsuccess https://t.co/WjUe60faeS

14 October, 11:57

Bristol's museums have compiled a diverse range of activities for #BlackHistoryMonth There's something of interest for everyone. https://t.co/YYJFbp7kFl

13 October, 18:20

RT: SmithWilliamson

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night at the @rwabristol annual open exhibition. @PeachesTweets #RWA165 https://t.co/sZsFHpu8CQ

13 October, 15:06