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

39 Signals exercise Freedom of City

39 Signals exercise Freedom of City

22 February 2020

39 Signals Regiment celebrated their centenary by exercising their Freedom of the City to march from City Hall to the Cenotaph (for fuller information click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below).

Mya-Rose - Britain's youngest ever honorary doctorate

Mya-Rose - Britain's youngest ever honorary doctorate

20 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).

Twitter Feed

Today two #Astronauts will launch on #SpaceXDragon at 4.30pm ET. Tonight as you look at the 1st quarter #Moon, remember those who walked on the #SeaofTranquility on #Apollo11. #LaunchAmerica https://t.co/F98Wqhj9Fq

27 May, 20:15

Queen of the Night blossoms open this evening - so fragrant! #cactus https://t.co/LLm5zaI6cJ

23 May, 21:56

The prayer of #StFrancisofAssisi - the Patron saint of #Ecology and the #Environment - is as powerful today as when he spoke it 800 years ago. @BristolCathedra @BrisStephen51 https://t.co/Dgw5I8zI54

23 May, 15:48

A little birdie tells me it's your birthday, @TheJohnnyBall - one of #Bristol's proud sons. https://t.co/j54cbiTMq5

23 May, 15:17

Thanks so much Robert Del Naja! Your concern and generosity is so very much appreciated. https://t.co/dU49jonP8n

20 May, 21:25

Even the garlic seems like a great addition to the tuna with melon feta cheese salad. I might even try it for dinner! https://t.co/elxDDCKaiY

20 May, 20:27

RT: ClarenceHouse

Alongside The Queen and other members of The Royal Family, The Prince and The Duchess have each shared one of their favourite flowers. #MyChelseaGarden Head to @RoyalFamily to find out what Their Royal Highnesses chose! https://t.co/SoMiE2ZZAu

20 May, 20:26

We are so very grateful for your service @ArmySWcomd https://t.co/7GKFhLmErc

17 May, 21:14

It was an enormous pleasure seeing you all in March in the presence of HRH The Earl of Wessex. What a memorable day! #KeepUpTheGoodWork https://t.co/7PxnagwYwx

17 May, 21:02