From the 1st July 2015 the Council is required to publish, 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 end of year financial information, statement and reports become available you will find them on this page below.
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.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN
ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2023
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 unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.
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 2023, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:
The Clerk, firstname.lastname@example.org 01948 663281
commencing on Monday, 5th June 2023 and ending on Friday 14th July 2023
A paper copy of the AGAR will be provided to any person on payment of £1.00 plus postage
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)
15 Westferry Circus
London E14 4HD
This announcement is made by L. J. McCormack
Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer
22nd May 2023
External Audit Report 2022/23
Public Land and Assets
 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