Consultation on the Surrey Lieutenancy

Consultation on the Surrey Lieutenancy

The following letter has been issued by the Surrey Lieutenancy and requests feedback from local groups and charities on how the post of Lord Lieutenant can best support the third sector.

The Surrey Lieutenancy would like to invite you to respond to a very short questionnaire in order to gain a better understanding of your charity and the kind of support you would like to receive. Your open and honest answers to the following questionnaire would be of great help in this. Ideally, in order to best be able to complete this questionnaire, you would be a volunteer or a paid worker for a Surrey-based charity. For more details on the Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, please see below.

The questionnaire can be found at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TBJVK29 or click on the button below

The questionnaire should only take you 5 minutes to complete, and we hope that the information you give us will help the Surrey Lieutenancy to better support and better connect with your organisation and the wider charity sector in Surrey in the future.

If anybody would prefer to complete a paper form, or dictate their answers to someone over the phone, then this can be arranged. Please contact Nick Bragger at Surrey Community Action on 01483566072.

About the Lord Lieutentancy

The Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey is the personal representative of Her Majesty The Queen in Surrey.  The responsibilities of the Lord-Lieutenant include:

  • arranging visits to the county by members of the Royal Family and escorting royal visitors;
  • assisting with nominations for national honours and for invitations on behalf of the Crown;
  • presenting medals and awards on behalf of The Queen;
  • being responsible for nominations for The Queen’s Award for Enterprise and The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service;
  • supporting the armed forces in Surrey;
  • supporting and celebrating all aspects of charitable, voluntary, community and business engagement throughout the county. 

The role of the Lord-Lieutenant, like that of the Monarch, is strictly apolitical.  It is unpaid.  The Lieutenancy is the term which describes the Lord-Lieutenant and his Deputies in their generic work on behalf of the Crown.  The Lieutenancy is not involved in fund-raising. 

The current Lord-Lieutenant is Mr Michael More-Molyneux.  He is one of 96 around the country.  The Vice Lord-Lieutenant is Sir Stephen Lamport.  Deputy Lieutenants are appointed to assist the Lord-Lieutenant in carrying out his duties.  There are at present 40 active Deputy Lieutenants, all volunteers, based in boroughs and districts across the county.  They embrace a wide range of experience across business, charities, public service and local communities.

The Lieutenancy website – https://www.surreylieutenancy.org/  – carries news of events, information and opinion about the county and the work of the Lieutenancy.  The Lieutenancy has recently established a number of Focus Groups on subjects of particular concern to the county.  The Charities & Communities Focus Group comprises five Deputy Lieutenants and five experienced members of the charity and local community sectors. It is this group which has organised the distribution of this questionnaire. We look forward to hearing what you have to say.

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