Finance

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN

ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2022

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234) 

NOTICE
 1. Date of announcement 9th June 2022

2. 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 2022, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

 Glenys Syddall, Clerk to the Parish Council
The Barlow, Bolton Road
Edgworth, Bolton, BL7 0AP

clerk@ntpc.myzen.co.uk

commencing on Monday 13 June 2022, and ending on Friday 22 July 2022

3. 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 in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.

4. 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
Canary Wharf
London E14 4HD
(sba@pkf-l.com)

5. This announcement is made by Glenys Syddall, Clerk to the Parish Council

 Summary of electors’ rights

 Documents relating to the audit of the Parish Council’s accounts for previous years:

2017-18
accounting statement 17-18
governance statement 17-18
External Auditor’s report
Risk assessment April 18

2018-19
accounting statement
Governance statement
Auditor’s report

2019-20
Annual Governance Statement, Accounts and Internal Auditors Report
Auditor’s report

2020 -21
Annual Governance Report and Accounting Statement
Auditors report