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

Mya-Rose - Britain's youngest ever honorary doctorate

Mya-Rose - Britain's youngest ever honorary doctorate

22 February 2020

17 year old Mya-Rose Craig was awarded a Doctorate in Science by the University of Bristol  (for more information click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below).

162nd International Photography Exhibition

162nd International Photography Exhibition

15 February 2020

43 international photographers from around the globe are featured in the 162nd Annual International Photography Exhibition (For more informaton click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below}.

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A very proud day, indeed! https://t.co/4a3O6AnEAR

23 February, 13:05

#Bristol commemorations include 2 May Choral Evensong; 8 May - on College Green at 1455 75th anniv bugler sounds Last Post, lone piper plays Battle is O'er, Great George Bell tolls; 8 - 10 May retail shop staff don period dress, street & garden parties galore - Please join in! https://t.co/brGbAuY9LH

23 February, 12:51

RT: villar_clare

@DCFAFieldArmy it was a pleasure to see you at the 39th Signal Regiment's Centenary celebrations today and what a fabulous day it was. I hope our paths cross again before you retire! #Bristol @PeachesTweets #britisharmy @brislordmayor @ACFColCadets @39SignalRegt @R_Signals https://t.co/vcTeSAY1kE

23 February, 12:43

RT: ArmyJobsWest

An amazing day in Bristol for @39SignalRegt, @R_Signals and the Cadets. Centenary and Freedom parade with the Salute taken by @PeachesTweets with @brislordmayor! @comd1SigBde @ArmySWcomd @HQARRC #TheVitalLink @ColCadetsSW @ACFColCadets @2IC39SigRegt Thanks to all who supported! https://t.co/3bPQnqS9hM

22 February, 18:50

RT: Bristol_UOTC

And that's the High Sheriff, the General @DCFAFieldArmy, the Lord Lieutenant @PeachesTweets and Bristol's Lord Mayor @brislordmayor. Good to see this sort of support for this important Bristol based unit.

22 February, 18:48

RT: bristolshopping

The @R_Signals have sent us some lovely photos from their Freedom of the City parade this morning. https://t.co/EqSn7chPho

22 February, 18:48

Great to see you, Karin, and to know how much the people of #Bristol & North Somerset will benefit from the MRI scanner. https://t.co/TmEtcM1jyy

22 February, 18:46

The incredibly talented military artist @villar_clare who produced this role of honour of serving #reservists & regulars of 39 Signals commemorating their #centenary. So proud of all who serve! @WRFCA @ArmySWcomd @BritishArmy @ArmyOTSW https://t.co/4dXORYRar4

22 February, 17:51

SSM WO2 Stockwell, 94 Squadron Sargeant Major, at todays Freedom of the City, 39 Signals, #Bristol #ArmtOTSW https://t.co/DXYrb8c9gD

22 February, 12:18

Sig Galliven, Sig Mugg, Colonel Gunning join me for the Freedom of City of the 39 Signals, #Bristol #ArmyOTSW #WRCA Brilliant parade & band! https://t.co/mhdFo8kRzY

22 February, 12:08

A tremendous and heartfelt thanks to the late Mrs Rosemary Gladys Hawkins for her enormous generosity that will make life better for the people of #Bristol and #NorthSomerset . We are so grateful. #MRIScanner https://t.co/PeMeSVmzwk

21 February, 20:40