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

That's the Bank Holiday sorted! https://t.co/Hftpicu5C7

12 August, 15:35

#Bristol is synonymous with hot air ballooning. It's wonderful that over 70 balloons flew this morning. Thanks @BristolBlueBalloon! Go Derek, go! @VisitBristol @baileyballoons @cameronballoons https://t.co/7AfEmkjfNL

12 August, 15:29

I will certainly come find you this afternoon! How was your flight this morning? https://t.co/37V21QHey2

12 August, 11:45

A beautiful #sunrise at the #BristolBalloon #FIESTA. Thanks to all pilots & crew that bring such joy to our city & beyond. @VisitBristol #bristolblueballoons @bw_businesswest https://t.co/IlTCG8vaVe

12 August, 08:40

#CommonwealthGames2022 #ClosingCeremony HRH The Earl of Wessex gets an honourable mention! Go, Shaggy, go! https://t.co/P3HiVSL2Za

8 August, 21:02

RT: Rainmaker1973

One pretty cool geological fun fact is that the Scottish Highlands, the Appalachians, and the Atlas are the same mountain range, once connected as the Central Pangean Mountains [read more: https://t.co/u9taoxLu3O] https://t.co/fVOQZJyzmd

7 August, 13:25

Thank you so much for showing me the innovative approach pioneered by the Diagnostic Assessment Hub. Great for patients, clinicians & efficiency. Bravo! #Glaucoma #Diabetes #Eyesight https://t.co/p5FVReYST8

5 August, 12:03

Awarded MBE in 2020, activist, campaigner, community leader, role model Roy Hackett died. Inspired by the US civil rights campaign to end segregation on buses, Roy led a successful campaign to change the law in the UK & later helped found the famous #StPaulsCarnival. RIP 🙏🙏 https://t.co/CaydZZdl6P

3 August, 17:58

RT: RoyalFamily

“Your success goes far beyond the trophy you have so deservedly earned. “You have all set an example that will be an inspiration for girls and women today, and for future generations.” 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏆 The Queen has sent a message of congratulations to the @Lionesses:

31 July, 22:00

RT: RoyalFamily

There was some special music at today's Changing the Guard... #Lionesses @ArmyinLondon | @England | @Lionesses https://t.co/0HTol7Xb5I

31 July, 19:47

Oh yes, it’s coming home! How good is this? https://t.co/d1nEuPgIo9

31 July, 19:45