2021 Annual Returns

From the 1st July 2015 the Council is required to publish[1], on its website, its Annual Returns to include details of expenditure at or above £100, annual governance statement and auditors reports; together with councillor / member responsibilities and details of its public land and assets. As the financial information, statement and reports become available you will find them on this page.

You will find details for the councillor / member responsibilities on the Parish Council page.

The Council is also required to publish its meeting papers on its website, which you will find on the Meetings page.

The audit of accounts for Cockshutt cum Petton Parish Council for the year ended 31st March 2021 has been concluded. A copy of the annual return can be viewed in the Annual Return 2021 document below. Any elector in the parish may inspect the original document upon application to the Clerk



Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. 

The audit of accounts for Cockshutt-cum-Petton Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2021 has been completed and the AGAR and accounts have been published with this notice (below).

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2021, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:


commencing on Monday, 14 June 2021 and ending on Friday 23 July 2021

Paper copies of the AGAR will be provided to any person on payment of £1.00 plus postage for each copy

Local government electors and their representatives also have:

  • The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and
  • The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address below for this purpose between the above dates only.

The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015.  The appointed auditor is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)
1 Westferry Circus
Canary Wharf
London E14 4HD


Mrs L McCormack,
Clerk to Cockshutt cum Petton Parish Council
11 June 2021

Interal Audit Report

Annual Return (AGAR)

External Audit Report

Explanation of Significant Variances & Reserves

Bank Reconciliation


Financial Statement

Public Land and Assets 

Asset Register

Your Rights 

Electors Rights Notes and Guidance

[1] s2 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 (“the 1980 Act”), as amended by s38 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014