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

RT: HMSFlyingFox

Happy #ReservesDay! Celebrating our #Reservists in #Bristol and surrounding areas. Our Ships Company of trained specialists, serve @RoyalNavy around the world. Want new skills, opportunity to travel, extra pay and to serve your country - join us: https://t.co/KP6q0EcqwW https://t.co/EoJv5Ow9WG

22 June, 15:47

The Queen says "the unveiling at Waterloo Station on #WindrushDay2022 serves as a fitting thank you to the pioneers & their descendants for the profound contribution made to the UK over the decades & my hope that the memorial will serve to inspire present & future generations. https://t.co/dOzXF8Czh4

22 June, 14:58

BZ! You are very welcome in your new role as CO of @HMSFlyingFox https://t.co/epNjLgXO6y

22 June, 14:54

Who knew #DragonBoatRacing was such good fun? Well done @RotaryBrisBreak and all the participating teams for the competitive yet fun spirit of the races. Who got wet ? ? ? ? ? https://t.co/xqqOJUWgWD

21 June, 20:38

Happy 40th birthday, Your Royal Highness The #DukeOfCambridge We wish you many happy returns of the day and very much look forward to your next visit to #Bristol https://t.co/NGO60inTwt

21 June, 15:46

A meaningful flag raise today for #armedforcesweek2022 linking our Armed Forces with its communities and emphasising the significant & important relationship between #peace and preparedness for #conflict. We are grateful! https://t.co/aaVKp0K0tK

20 June, 13:02

RT: samir_savant

A pleasure to host @SteppingUpBris & #Horumar graduation/prize-giving this morning @stgeorgesbris. Congrats to all this year’s cohorts and amazing @ChrisBamford12! Great to see support from @aspsarah_crew, @PeachesTweets, @CllrAsherCraig, @MATglevum and wonderful @RenewalChoir https://t.co/mPExFMGK3o

20 June, 06:41

An enormous pleasure today to lay a wreath on behalf of @RoyalNavy at the Annual Service of Remembrance at #MemorialWoodlands https://t.co/k8r5atZ54U

15 June, 21:16

What a beautifully evocative piece of music. #Congratulations! https://t.co/lNRZ5YsaKF

13 June, 17:54

RT: BristolPWLS

The final polish of the Bell of HMS Bristol at the Bristol and Falklands Commemoration Service at the Lord Mayor’s Chapel this morning ⁦@PeachesTweets⁩ ⁦@brislordmayor⁩ ⁦@BW_Initiative⁩ ⁦@BristolCathedra⁩ ⁦@BrigJkFraserRM⁩ https://t.co/5DYVagJWfj

13 June, 17:53

Congratulations, Captain Chris! https://t.co/54C3efnRus

10 June, 21:20

RT: Young_Bristol

Young Bristol have been formally honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by HM Lord-Lieutenant Mrs @PeachesTweets OBE CStJ, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK 👑🎖👏 Read more: https://t.co/bVKqvU3EUO #QAVS #VolunteersWeek #VolunteersWeek2022 https://t.co/TwslHEwCFT

10 June, 11:15