Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Return

Checking the books
Fulking Parish Council – Accounts for the Year Ended 31st March 2016

  1. Date of announcement – 12th May 2016
  2. Each year the body’s Annual Return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by the Audit Commission. The unaudited Annual Return 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 2016 these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to the Parish Clerk
    commencing on Monday 6th June 2016
    and ending on Friday 15th July 2016.
  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 body.

    The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.

  4. The body’s Annual Return 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
    2nd Floor
    1 Westferry Circus
    Canary Wharf
    London E14 4HD
  5. This announcement is made by D.I. Blackhall – Fulking Parish Clerk and RFO