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

Black Professional Network is launched

Black Professional Network is launched

13 August 2019

Black and minority ethnic professionals join forces to form a network keen to inspire young people (for a fuller report click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below).

Businesses debate future of High Street

Businesses debate future of High Street

9 August 2019

The Future of the High Street debate (for more Information click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below).

Twitter Feed

RT: RoyalFamily

Following a service of commemoration at Ginkel Heath, The Prince of Wales met veterans, who landed behind enemy lines and who fought in the Battle of Arnhem, 75 years ago. #Arnhem75 https://t.co/tlPbl38QMz

21 September, 21:39


A special moment. U.S. & British paratroopers join 7 other nations for a special parachute drop over Arnhem to honor the sacrifice & bravery of all who served in #OperationMarketGarden 75 years ago. https://t.co/liZhNNygDt

21 September, 21:31

RT: SSAFABristol

A fabulous evening @HMSFlyingFox @PeachesTweets Beat the Retreat was the BZ. Thank you for your hospitality and your ongoing support to our charity https://t.co/hQvPSRDkCP

21 September, 18:15

RT: HMSFlyingFox

Yesterday, our Commanding Officer hosted the Employer Engagement event where he thanked representatives from across @WRFCA region and some local #employers of our excellent @RNReserve #Reservists, for their ongoing support. https://t.co/QHZjzmNKtk

21 September, 18:13

RT: BrisStephen51

Here’s a thing! @BristolCathedra will have to hang on for a little while yet before it receives an @HMSPWLS White Ensign back to its Nave enriched with sea breezes having been flown off our wonderful new Aircraft Carrier HMS Prince Of Wales! @BrigJkFraserRM @PeachesTweets https://t.co/xwhnGeHDCy

20 September, 13:54

Really pleased you could represent @Junior_Chamber at last night's employer engagement reception at @HMSFlyingFox . Quite impressive, don't you think? https://t.co/9Gi9WXn0hQ

20 September, 13:49

I think I'm even shorter than you! Perhaps people should donate a £ for our combined height in cms. What do you think, #Bristol? https://t.co/iAUilx0Yll https://t.co/w7IiZDHgEA

19 September, 22:01

RT: BristolPWLS

Well done @HMSPWLS. Bristol is with you all the way. Enjoy your romp in the North Sea! @PeachesTweets @BrigJkFraserRM @DurieJames https://t.co/efHB4GgNWM

19 September, 21:58

And here in your affiliate city of #Bristol, we celebrated sunset beat retreat at @HMSFlyingFox and hailed your success! Well done! https://t.co/tH7wMluYvR

19 September, 21:57

Your affiliate city of #Bristol wishes you fair winds and following seas during your sea trials! https://t.co/jIkUqISI3a

19 September, 17:03

RT: RWABristol

Looking forward to our 167 Annual Open Exhibition? Pre-book your tickets online and save a £1 on a full price entry https://t.co/lHmctHUd3O #167RWA

18 September, 13:38