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

Mya-Rose - Britain's youngest ever honorary doctorate

Mya-Rose - Britain's youngest ever honorary doctorate

22 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).

162nd International Photography Exhibition

162nd International Photography Exhibition

15 February 2020

43 international photographers from around the globe are featured in the 162nd Annual International Photography Exhibition (For more informaton click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below}.

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And a delegation of 50+ Bristolians look forward to joining her Captain to toast her success and bright future. #Affiliation @BristolPWLS https://t.co/beg94Wy6FD

27 February, 18:57


How to self-isolate to prevent the spread of coronavirus https://t.co/4Fxk5HMHjx https://t.co/y0kstkXUfa

27 February, 18:51

I very much look forward to joining the Master and some influential women there. Thank you for the kind invitation. https://t.co/Gys60GHoaK

27 February, 16:53

RT: DianaAward

A change_maker is a young person who has transformed the lives of others and been carrying out their work for 12 months or more. Do you know a #Change_Maker? Celebrate them. Nominate them. Nominations are open for the 2020 Diana Award until 12th March. https://t.co/vpiYAEQb0P https://t.co/iAeKacoe2V

27 February, 16:49

RT: BristolCathedra

A statement from the Acting Dean of Bristol on tomorrow's march with @bristolYS4C and @GretaThunberg. We stand with you. #ClimateEmergency https://t.co/qlLCFereHW

27 February, 16:49

RT: BristolPWLS

Good afternoon HMS PWLS. Your affiliate City of Bristol is bringing lots of great Bristol folk to visit in Liverpool on Saturday. We travel by train and coach and we bring a very Warm West Country Welcome to you as you visit your other affiliate City of Liverpool.@PeachesTweets https://t.co/wJkVqbokdc

27 February, 16:48

A very proud day, indeed! https://t.co/4a3O6AnEAR

23 February, 13:05

#Bristol commemorations include 2 May Choral Evensong; 8 May - on College Green at 1455 75th anniv bugler sounds Last Post, lone piper plays Battle is O'er, Great George Bell tolls; 8 - 10 May retail shop staff don period dress, street & garden parties galore - Please join in! https://t.co/brGbAuY9LH

23 February, 12:51

RT: villar_clare

@DCFAFieldArmy it was a pleasure to see you at the 39th Signal Regiment's Centenary celebrations today and what a fabulous day it was. I hope our paths cross again before you retire! #Bristol @PeachesTweets #britisharmy @brislordmayor @ACFColCadets @39SignalRegt @R_Signals https://t.co/vcTeSAY1kE

23 February, 12:43

RT: ArmyJobsWest

An amazing day in Bristol for @39SignalRegt, @R_Signals and the Cadets. Centenary and Freedom parade with the Salute taken by @PeachesTweets with @brislordmayor! @comd1SigBde @ArmySWcomd @HQARRC #TheVitalLink @ColCadetsSW @ACFColCadets @2IC39SigRegt Thanks to all who supported! https://t.co/3bPQnqS9hM

22 February, 18:50

RT: Bristol_UOTC

And that's the High Sheriff, the General @DCFAFieldArmy, the Lord Lieutenant @PeachesTweets and Bristol's Lord Mayor @brislordmayor. Good to see this sort of support for this important Bristol based unit.

22 February, 18:48