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

RT: Trooping

On Saturday 13th June, in place of the usual Queen's Birthday Parade - Trooping the Colour, a private scaled-back ceremony marking the Queen's Official Birthday will be held at Windsor Castle. There will be BBC TV coverage from 10.30am https://t.co/Hz0XNzX6v2 #QBP2020 #trooping https://t.co/GzG3ynQHYW

5 June, 20:23

You do such an amazing job - innovative, creative, impactful. I look forward to visiting you when times allow for such a gathering. https://t.co/C05e9iIzdk

5 June, 20:19

A special thanks to the #Samaritans branch in #Bristol - we greatly appreciate all you do! https://t.co/05zT13nL36

5 June, 20:15

My #WorldEnvironmentDay visitor. With lockdown, we have slowed down and realised how important our natural environment is for our mental health and well-being as well as for the health of our planet. #peony https://t.co/tdcpOvwbdE

5 June, 20:08

RT: Chineke4Change

Chineke! perform 'Deep River', arranged by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, in tribute to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all victims of racial injustice across the world. #BlackLivesMatter #BlackLivesMattterUK @chichinwanoku @desneysmith @thetaliasb #RonaldLongJr https://t.co/ylXwfdgZgW

4 June, 20:33


Bristol #ArmyCadets have joined forces with #AirCadets counterparts in north east Bristol to donate £300 worth of unused NAAFI stock to a local food bank. https://t.co/Us7Zp5N1pK

4 June, 20:30

RT: HarbMasterBris

Published here is the latest Local Notice to Mariners which indicates that we are now at phase 1 of reopening the Floating Harbour. https://t.co/nVPlIDwf3A

4 June, 15:22

Two fine #ArmyCadets from #Bristol, Finlay Deane and Joe Quilliam, are raising funds for the #Samaritans by walking 75 miles in lieu of taking part in the 100 mile #NijemenMarch in Holland. #Goodluck! #Thanks! https://t.co/FNpf7ipOAY @WRFCA @ArmySWcomd

4 June, 15:20

We look forward to your arrival here in our wonderful City - #Bristol welcomes you, Rev Cannon Dr Ford! https://t.co/2WsSCK3GgV

3 June, 18:51

RT: stmaryredcliffe

We want to say a big THANK YOU to those who have been supporting our neighbours who are struggling financially at this time via #Redcliffe Emergency Foodbank. Our volunteers have been kindly provided with face coverings made by Melanie and Ilo Clothing - thank you! #community https://t.co/bZ57FznPgj

3 June, 18:47

Her Majesty has approved the appointment of the new Dean for Bristol Cathedral, Canon Dr Mandy Ford, our 43rd Dean of #Bristol. Please join me in welcoming her to our vibrant, diverse City. https://t.co/Y7y6KKGUNg @BristolCathedra @BrisStephen51 @CllrAsherCraig @Bishopviv1

3 June, 18:34