Lord Lieutenant crest 2This site will inform and update you about how Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant and the North Yorkshire Lieutenancy can support and represent all residents of the County. In particular, we invite you to discover how the Lieutenancy can help you, acting as a conduit to the Royal Family, the National Honours system, giving recognition to voluntary service, faith groups and charitable organisations.

The Lieutenancy wishes to promote North Yorkshire, York and Teesside, its people, culture, diversity, heritage and history by serving its communities and encouraging engagement, voluntary service and benevolence across all groups and sectors, in business, industrial and social life.

Latest News – Site updated: 25/03/2020

 Coronavirus advice and information

Maintaining the safety of everyone in North Yorkshire is our top priority. See the latest information about changes to local North Yorkshire services as a result of Coronovirus (Covid-19) as well as help and advice for staying safe. Read Coronavirus (Covid-19) information here.

25th March 2020 – North Yorkshire pulls together community to meet coronavirus challenge.  Information on the county’s community response to help those isolated by the pandemic can be found here.

24th March 2020 – The latest bulletin from North Yorkshire County Council concerning COVID-19 can be found here. Richard Flinton – Bulletin Opening 24.03

19th March 2020 – A statement from HM the Queen can be read here.

18th March 2020 –  An announcement regarding changes to The Queen’s diary can be found here. Regrettably Garden Parties hosted by The Queen, due to be held at Buckingham Palace in May, will now not take place. Guests already invited to these Garden Parties will be asked to attend in 2021. Two additional Garden Parties given for the Not Forgotten Association and the National Trust will also not take place. Any Investitures will also be rearranged to later dates.

16th March 2020 –  Coronavirus COVID-19 statement from the Lord-Lieutenant.

A number of people have been in touch to ask whether there is any guidance for Lieutenancies about COVID-19. You may have seen that the Prime Minister has now announced that we have moved on to the “delay” phase of the pandemic, with the aim of slowing its spread and helping the NHS to cope. The advice is that people with any symptoms should self-isolate for at least seven days, that people over 70 or with serious medical conditions should not go on cruises, and that international school trips should be avoided. At this stage, the Government is not banning major public events but this is likely to change. The full statement is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-statement-on-coronavirus-12-march-2020 and further updated here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-statement-on-coronavirus-16-march-2020.

I have spoken to Buckingham Palace and, as things stand, they are continuing to operate largely as normal, although you may have seen that Her Majesty has today postponed visits to Cheshire and Camden. For the time being, other Royal visits (especially smaller ones), investitures and Garden Parties are still expected to go ahead, but this is being kept under review and could change at any time.  Jo Ropner, HM Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire.

28th December 2019 – Nine individuals from North Yorkshire, York and Teesside have been honoured in HM The Queen’s New Year Honours.  Details can be found here.  The full national list is available here.

11th November 2019 – Her Majesty the Queen was represented by Deputy Lieutenant’s (DL’s) at 36 Remembrance Sunday services around the County yesterday, with the Lord-Lieutenant at the Cenotaph in York. A full list can be found here.

30th October 2019 – Great Ayton celebrated the 250th anniversary of the village’s most famous resident, Captain James Cook RN, marking his first voyage circumnavigating New Zealand. The Chairman of Hambleton District Council, Cllr. Kevin Hardisty, was joined by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant and other Civic Leaders at a service and wreath laying to celebrate Cook’s life.  D&ST report here & picture here.

25th October 2019 – Three North Yorkshire Cadets have been honoured as the Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets for the next 12 months at a ceremony in York yesterday.  They are CSM Jack Ellwood, aged 16, from Scarborough Detachment of Army Cadet Force, WO Michael Emerson, aged 18 at 740 (Whitby) Squadron, Central and East Yorkshire Wing, Air Training Corps and Leading Cadet Shannon Marson, aged 16 at Scarborough Sea Cadets.  More information is available here. Also honoured was cadet force adult volunteer, Rev Pamela Jennings, who was recognised for her 14 years of service to Scarborough Sea Cadets.

16 October 2019 – Six North Yorkshire residents were yesterday presented with their honours by the Lord-Lieutenant on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, one MBE and five BEMs. C. Cllr. Jim Clarke, Chairman of North Yorkshire County Council, also attended the ceremony.

8 October 2019 – The Lord-Lieutenant presented the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service (QAVS) to 6 North Yorkshire groups and charities this evening.  The QAVS is the highest award available in the UK, equating to a MBE award for a charity!  Pictures of the presentation and reception can be viewed here and a Press Release here.

20 August 2019 – North Yorkshire Community Awards nominees announced.  A total of 55 nominations from 41 groups and individuals have been made for the awards, which honour volunteers who make a difference in their community. From the nominations, 15 have been shortlisted – further information here.

19 July 2019 – The Princess Royal today visited Redcar and Saltburn. A report on the visit can be found here.

12 July 2019 – The Duke of York yesterday visited The Great Yorkshire Show.  More detail can be found here.

1 July 2019 – Mrs Clare Wood DL represented HM The Queen at the Scarborough’s 11th Armed Forces Day on 29th June. Photos can be found here.

8th June 2019 – Twenty two individuals from North Yorkshire, York and Teesside have been honoured in HM The Queen’s Birthday honours.  Details can be found here.  The full national list is available here.

2nd June 2019 – Congratulations to the six charities from the North Yorkshire who have been recognised in the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service.  The charities honoured are: Clapham Community Shop Ltd, Claro Enterprises, Hambleton FoodShare, Bedale Riding for the Disabled Association, Saltburn Beachwatch, Scuba Diving for All (SDA). More detail can be found here.

24th April 2019 – Three North Yorkshire Companies, Naughtone Ltd, Incremental Solutions Ltd and C-Kore Systems Ltd, have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprisefull details and the Press Release here.

10th April 2019 – Seven residents in the North Yorkshire Lieutenancy area were yesterday awarded British Empire Medals for outstanding services to their communities.  Further details and a photograph here.  And Stray FM’s coverage can be seen here.

5th April 2019 – HRH The Duke of York yesterday presented his Community Initiative Award to 23 North Yorkshire charities and groups at a ceremony at Catterick Garrison – pictures of the presentation ceremony can he found here and of the Duke’s later walk-around here.

4th April 2019 – With Her Majesty the Queen’s agreement, five new Deputy Lieutenants have been appointed by the Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire, Mrs Johanna Ropner.  Full details and the Press Release relating to the new appointments is available here.  The map tab, above, shows the location of DLs around the County and the London Gazette notice of the appointment can be found here.

29th December 2018 – Congratulations to the twenty eight people from North Yorkshire have been honoured in Her Majesty’s New Year’s Honours – full details at New Year Honours 2019 NY. The full national list can be found here.

6th November 2018 – Mrs Johanna Ropner was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire.

Photographs of various Remembrance Sunday services around the county can be found here.

ABOUT US

The post of Lord-Lieutenant of a county or major city is an honorary appointment made by the Monarch, whose origin dates back to King Henry VIII. A Lord-Lieutenant’s responsibilities are wide ranging, and to assist him in these he may appoint a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants, who come from all areas around North Yorkshire and Teesside.

ROLES

From royal visits, presentations and awards, to establishing supportive links with local government, charities, the military and youth organisations, the Lord-Lieutenant and his team fulfil many roles. A principal purpose of the Lieutenancy is to facilitate the myriad ways by which the Monarch is kept aware of what is happening among her people.

GALLERIES

A range of pictures and video clips of past events (organised by years) within the North Yorkshire Lieutenancy, such as Royal visits and work with the Armed Forces, Churches, uniformed youth organisations, Charities and local businesses which illustrate the variety of work undertaken by the Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire and his team.

Click on the Galleries tab at the top of the page, then select the Year and Event.