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

100th Anniversary of the Royal British Legion

100th Anniversary of the Royal British Legion

15 May 2021

The Royal British Legion celebrates its 100th anniversary with a wreath-laying service at Bristol’s Cenotaph (click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below for more information).

QAVS to Flamingo Chicks

QAVS to Flamingo Chicks

6 May 2021

Flamingo Chicks and children with disabilities (for more informatIon click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below).

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Thanks to Gordon Young @BristolCivicSoc for leading a tour of plaques in #Clifton. Now I know so much more about the contributions of people that lived in our community, from suffragists to the future #Empress Napolean III. #CHIS https://t.co/2KA4NNAiHe

23 July, 17:35

What a great day for party! https://t.co/5MQqLjMCNb

23 July, 16:39

Happy 40th anniversary! 🍰❤️🏆 https://t.co/jTmBmtgDTa

23 July, 09:55

I was thrilled to join you for the opening and the unveiling of - well, it would be telling if I blurted it out! Watch this space. https://t.co/NcNpUIiI1l

21 July, 20:21

May I wish you and your families peace, good health, happiness and harmony on the auspicious occasion of #EidMubarak https://t.co/gHZ0Vqdymv

20 July, 16:58

You and your colleagues hosted a wonderful visit that showed how you invest in sustainable projects across the UK. The transparency of your investments is excellent - one in our party found his local church in Norfolk has an account with @triodosuk. Cool! https://t.co/7WMzBEGC54

20 July, 16:50

Thank you!!! I shall see you then.

16 July, 12:41

A fitting tribute to a man with a keen interest in maritime history in #Bristol and beyond. He was a giant among people and shall be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and colleagues. Rest in peace. https://t.co/w21OvxOwID

16 July, 12:10

RT: MartinGainsbor1

YCCN walking as an act of faith, love and hope in the lead up to COP26. Rise to the moment! Thanks to @sophoftheyear @revdstephenson and all the walkers. @Bishopviv1 @MarvinJRees @diobrizzle @BristolCathedra https://t.co/0iClxN1tpY

16 July, 12:06

Terrific! @RoryMcCannArt, we spoke as you unloaded the paints from your car. I can't wait to walk along this inspirational corridor and see the mural for myself. Beautifully painted! https://t.co/n36tl6Qq6v

16 July, 12:03