26 Jun Town Council accounts open for Public Inspection
Newbury Town Council has sent its Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for review by an external auditor.
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.
The Council’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,
Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates (the year ended 31 March 2020) 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.
These documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:
Responsible Financial Officer,
Newbury Town Council,
Telephone: 01635 35486
The inspection period commences on Wednesday 1 July 2020 and ends on Tuesday 11 August 2020.
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 above for this purpose between 1 July 2020 and 11 August 2020( both dates inclusive)