ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Lieutenancy arranges Royal Visits to organisations in Buckinghamshire.
This role includes submitting invitations, and suggesting day programmes of visits.
HEADS OF STATE
It is the Lord-Lieutenant's duty, as The Sovereign's representative, to meet a Head of State visiting the County.
PRESENTING MEDALS AND AWARDS
The Lord-Lieutenant presents medals and awards on behalf of The Sovereign. These include the Elizabeth Cross, the British Empire Medal, The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and The Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service.
UK NATIONAL HONOURS
The Lord-Lieutenant gives discreet assistance to the Cabinet Office’s Honours and Appointments Secretariat. The Lord Lieutenant supports Honours assessments and actively encourages strong nominations thereby promoting public awareness of the system.
THE QUEEN'S AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE
The Lord-Lieutenant promotes the Awards Scheme and encourages nominations. Businesses are invited to nominate themselves for the Award.
THE QUEEN'S AWARDS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE
The Lord-Lieutenant promotes the Awards Scheme and encourages nominations and organises the first stage of the County assessment process.
ROYAL GARDEN PARTIES
Following representations from within the county the Lord-Lieutenant nominates guests to attend Royal Garden Parties.
The Lord-Lieutenant is the co-Chairman of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace along with the Lord-Lieutenants of Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Advisory Committees are responsible for recommending the appointment of Justices of the Peace to the Lord Chancellor and for ensuring the good conduct of magistrates.
Members of the Lieutenancy normally attend Citizenship Ceremonies when new citizens take the Oath of Allegiance to become British Citizens.
THE ARMED FORCES
The Lord-Lieutenant supports the Armed Forces in Buckinghamshire and gives particular support to the Reserve Forces and the Cadet Forces in the County.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THE EMERGENCY SERVICES
The Lord-Lieutenant has close ties with both Milton Keynes Council and Buckinghamshire Council and with the key Emergency Services.
The Lord-Lieutenant and the Lieutenancy have excellent links within the community, commercial and social life of the County.
The Lieutenancy is the focal point for encouraging a sense of community in the county, promoting voluntary activity for the benefit of all. The Lord Lieutenant can have a significant impact on the community by recognising, commending, connecting, communicating and thanking all who contribute to the wellbeing of the county.