A head and shoulders shot of Lord Lieutenant of Essex Jennifer Tolhurst. She wears a dark jacket with the Lord Lieutenant medal on her left breast. She wears a necklaces of two short strings of pearls, pearl stud earrings and a dark pillbox hat. Behind her is a Union Jack unfurled and stained glass windows.

The Essex Lieutenancy

HM Lord Lieutenant of Essex

Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Essex is Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst, the first woman to be appointed to the office in the county since it was established in the 1500s.

She is Her Majesty the Queen’s personal representative in the county.

The main duty of the Lord-Lieutenant is to uphold the dignity of the Crown in Essex, including encouraging voluntary service and benevolent organisations, helping to create a spirit of co-operation in the county, supporting business and industry and the social life of Essex. The appointment is non-political and unpaid.

Good News from Essex

2019 New Year's Honours for Essex

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Congratulations to all of those recognised in the 2019 New Year's Honours, for their services to their communities.

First Responders awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

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Volunteers of the Stanford, Corringham and Tilbury Community First Responders have helped save hundreds of lives attending life-threatening emergency ...

Thurrock Mind outstanding

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Thurrock Mind, a mental health charity, won the 2018 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for its outstanding work.


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Our brilliant volunteer Andrew Clarke and his wife Carol pictured at #BuckinghamPalace yesterday. Andrew was nominated to attend a Queen's Garden Party for his commitment to the local community in #Essex. He has volunteered at ECF for an incredible 20 years! Yes, 20!

Thank you so much to @Essex_LL for inviting two special VIP's from Acorn to the Royal Garden Party yesterday. For the full pre-event write up go to: https://t.co/5I6JqgjXrJ
#RoyalGardenParty #Proud

@Essex_HS @JHGSHW @GilberdSchool Well done to all the school taking part today. I was delighted to be representing @Essex_LL with @Essex_HS .

The team at Brentwood Community Print in Warley @Brentwood_BC Check out their excellent @ECT_Network a resource for people in #Essex to access mental health care. So much achieved by this team. @mentalhealth

In @Mentalhealth awareness week Audrey and her team @Brentwood_BC Community Print Warley are helping people in recovery from mental illness, working with skilled and talented people delivering a great not for profit printing service.

Thank you for coming and many congratulations on winning the @TheQueensAwards for innovation. I hope more of our brilliant businesses will apply
@GibsonGav @essexuniversity @AngliaRuskin Dave Monk. @BBCEssex https://t.co/FLVWDXijGQ

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise - how to enter, online entry forms, guidance notes, deadline, nominations, award categories


Celebrating the Queen’s Award for Enterprise to businesses in Essex - a great initiative of our Lord Lieutenant of Essex Jenny Tolhurst ⁦⁦@Essex_LL⁩

They were simply outstanding. I enjoyed both talking with them and even more listening to their excellent presentations. Well done and thank you @AllSaintsMaldon

All Saints' Primary on Twitter

“Our amazing year 6 speakers have arrived!!”


Exceptional performance at the Cliffs Pavilion @SouthendBC by the Royal Marine Band @RoyalNavy led by Director of Music Captain Tom Crane, outstanding musicianship and programme; all funds raised to @RNLI and @GCSouthend #Hospital #Charity. With the Director and 4 L-L’s cadets.

Waiting for the results at the @RotaryGBI National Young Musician of the Year final at @AngliaRuskin #Chelmsford where I am representing @Essex_LL

Fabulous evening and real pleasure to see staff & officers from @EssexPoliceUK recognised for long service. Thank you to to @Essex_LL for presenting on behalf of HMQ as @Essex_HS & @EssexPFCC for being there to show importance of the job my staff, officers and volunteers do.

Essex Roads Policing Unit - North on Twitter

“Congratulations to all those who received their Long Service & Good Conduct medals at the ceremony tonight. Very proud of all. JD @EP_RPU_S...


Very many congratulations to Catalyst, the evening was a perfect opportunity to celebrate the work done by volunteers and those that support them. Your grant giving is so important to their success.

Acorn Village on Twitter

“It was wonderful to join @rodneyappleyard & the team at #ColchesterCatalyst to celebrate 30years of grant giving. They’ve helped us o...


And here’s the ⁦@K9memorialUk⁩ itself, destined to be a great attraction to Chelmsford and a firm favourite with children of all ages, as well as a fitting tribute to police dogs and their handlers.