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

Bristol Poppy Appeal launch

Bristol Poppy Appeal launch

22 October 2020

 Bristol Poppy Appeal launch at HMS FLYING FOX. (for more information click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below).

HMS RANGER finds safe harbour

HMS RANGER finds safe harbour

8 October 2020

HMS RANGER makes an unexpected visit to Bristol (for fuller story click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below).

Twitter Feed

#Bristol Affiliation #AdventCalendar - Day 5 The children of #Bristol wish their affiliate @HMSPWLS a #MerryChristmas2020 https://t.co/fRgAi2Rcux

5 December, 12:29

The @Townswomen #Christmas #Carol Service held at @BristolCathedra and broadcast online was addressed by HRH The Princess Royal who praised the Guild for its inventiveness and adaptability during these times of Covid19. https://t.co/ipfOv16hCh

4 December, 20:45

I as grateful for the work and dedication of Hanna Ahmed who will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and colleagues. So lose not heart nor despair. Amen https://t.co/Xr6hrilO3r

4 December, 20:29

Congratulations on this important day from your #twin city of #Bristol https://t.co/aGWXHafWEp

4 December, 17:20

#Bristol Affiliation #AdventCalendar - Day 4 The children of #Bristol wish their affiliate @HMSPWLS a #MerryChristmas2020 and have made enough cards for each of the Ship's company to receive at least one card. #Hoorah! https://t.co/rVvCBwHmVN

4 December, 15:06

St John Ambulance is always there when you need them. Tonight they need you to help raise £40,000. https://t.co/HlMDmnpwir @sjambulance1 https://t.co/OqNdJt5KMP

3 December, 20:17

My deepest condolences to all at Wessex Water, their families and colleagues. This is a tragic and sad day for us all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. https://t.co/rMPC0JJGjj

3 December, 20:08

Our #999EmergencyServices have rushed to the scene of a tragedy in our community of #Avonmouth, #Bristol of a scale yet to be known. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved and their families at this time of crisis. @ASPolice @AvonFireRescue @GWAAC @SWAmbulance

3 December, 17:10

Bristol Affiliation Advent calendar - Day 3 The children of #Bristol wish their affiliate @HMSPWLS a #MerryChristmas2020 https://t.co/08qdNRNnTk

3 December, 10:42

Bristol Affiliation Advent calendar - Day 2 The children of #Bristol wish their affiliate @HMSPWLS a #MerryChristmas2020 https://t.co/MU8uhi1IXh

2 December, 16:24

Bristol Affiliation Advent calendar - Day 1 The children of #Bristol wish their affiliate @HMSPWLS a #MerryChristmas2020 featuring a card from the 62nd #Cubs https://t.co/T1JMWDqTBP

1 December, 18:53

RT: diobrizzle

Carols by Window-Light is bringing the joy of singing Christmas carols to Bristol in 2020, in a safe and creative way. Decorate your window on the theme of your favourite Christmas carol this December, and share it using #carolsbywindowlight https://t.co/7TdW5zulCU https://t.co/471Pop1CuP

26 November, 17:44