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

A proud day for our affiliate! https://t.co/M6ReZu7hlB

11 January, 21:32

RT: mickcrennell

It was an absolute pleasure to host HRH the Duke of Kent and the fantastic Lord Lieutenant of Bristol @PeachesTweets to recognise the great work of our wonderful staff #TeamAvon #Proud #PublicService https://t.co/9Jssuwg3Z6

6 January, 21:50

RT: NorthBristolNHS

As we all return to work, it continues to be a really challenging time for our staff and the wider NHS. We'd like to say a huge thank you to #TeamNBT, for your continuous hard work and dedication. We will get through this tough period together as #OneNBT. https://t.co/SHlNvjIDof

5 January, 10:44

Remembering with enormous happiness and pride the investiture of the iconic Ken Stradling - supporter of artists and craftspeople in the Southwest - on his 100th birthday. We salute you! #Happybirthday @StradlingColl @BristolGuild @BrisParkStreet https://t.co/vDmyyWqc20

3 January, 20:22

A very happy new year to you with thanks for all you do to achieve inclusivity in our beloved city of #Bristol https://t.co/Gfk0buD79X

3 January, 20:14

RT: ggswechiefteam

Stepping into 2022 👣, looking for a new challenge? Want to help us provide amazing opportunities for girls & young women? Find out more 👉 https://t.co/7LIH0xFpQp #Wiltshire #Devon #Somerset #Bristol #Gloucestershire #Cornwall #Hampshire #Dorset #Berkshire #IoW #ChannelIslands https://t.co/TgM0ue4aMX

3 January, 20:11

Happy birthday, Ken. You are in inspiration and a much loved treasure! https://t.co/baMYCeg0Am

2 January, 20:11

2021 provided a strong foundation for the good to come in 2022. May you and yours have a happy, peaceful and joyous new year. The best is yet to come! #HappyNewYear2021 #Bristol @HMSPWLS @BristolCathedra @BACFBristol @bristolport @FreewheelersEVS @alexlovelltv @WRFCA https://t.co/Z6bV8BV9xV

31 December, 20:18

RT: ParagSinghal09

Thank you ⁦@RuchiGhanashyam⁩ for praising ⁦@BAPIOUK ⁦for its efforts to help capacity building in India. Your support was crucial to what we did. Grateful to ⁦@viranderpaul⁩ for starting this journey ⁦@RameshMehta15⁩ ⁦@jsbamrah⁩ ⁦@CGI_Bghm⁩ https://t.co/8XdkLu7WCS

31 December, 19:35

RT: ClarenceHouse

A joy to see so many of you again this year - whether that be with elbow bumps, handshakes or a friendly wave from afar! 🥂 Wishing you all a very happy and restful New Year. https://t.co/s6XyWFSfP0

31 December, 19:34

And a very happy New Year from all in #Bristol and beyond! https://t.co/CCbS58K7QD

31 December, 19:29

On the sad death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu - a man whose reach was far beyond #SouthAfrica, approaching #global significance. https://t.co/Iq9WyuicHb

26 December, 21:31