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).

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Well done, Maria and team! Your beautiful garden deserves this great recognition for all your hard work. #Bristol @The_RHS https://t.co/Hix7CaB0WL

29 May, 07:50

RT: QGCanopy

We are proud to unveil the QGC “Tree of Trees”🌳 As a centrepiece of the #PlatinumJubilee celebrations, the Tree stands tall as a message of hope, regeneration & optimism to the nation & the world 💚 Created by talent from across the UK, the materials to be reused & recycled ♻️ https://t.co/Em3Cv7rBKj

25 May, 07:02

I look forward to welcoming you to your affiliate city of #Bristol https://t.co/MDc8VZg5wQ

24 May, 18:17

#PlantaTreefortheJubilee @QGCanopy launches the #TreeofTrees at #BuckinghamPalace 350 trees in aluminium pots form the massive tree. Individual trees will be sent to each county, part of the #PlatinumJubilee legacy. https://t.co/2ywQViQEB0

24 May, 11:58

RT: HSheriffBristol

@FermiWong @diobrizzle and other #hongkongers arranged beautiful #friendshipfestival - huge turnout and @PeachesTweets and I were truly looked after, fed fab food, shown #chinese games, #calligraphy - so pleased to #Welcome these families to our City. @ASPBristol @AvonFireRescue https://t.co/MQ3cu7LAS7

21 May, 18:57

CWO Daniel Moss assisted me during the #Investiture ceremony for Clive Harry BEM - a real champion for South #Bristol. We are grateful for your service! @TheParkKnowle #DeeleyFreed https://t.co/5Xmr23tFEf

20 May, 17:09

It has been a joy working with you in the City we both love! #Bristol https://t.co/ber7PwCz8C

20 May, 16:24


👏🏼 👏🏼 👏🏼 Congratulations to 4 more of our Ship's Company. Presented with their Long Service and Good Conduct medals and bars on HMS Victory 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 with @HMSPWLS a fitting backdrop #IServe #Duty #thursdayvibes https://t.co/vRRvMZwrdh

19 May, 20:39

Such joyful expression would make #Vivaldi extremely happy! Fabulous!! #marimba #orchestra #Commonwealth #Zulu #SouthAfrica https://t.co/RwrMJ540SY

19 May, 12:59

RT: AliDaleCEO

Delighted to attend Clive Harry’s investiture as he received his #BEM for his many years of service to #KnowleWest & creating @theparkknowle centre Clive’s vision & drive are amazing & he has been invaluable as a Trustee of @youth_moves Ceremony conducted by @PeachesTweets https://t.co/ObJJemOz2n

16 May, 22:43