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Notice of public rights and publication of unaudited Annual Return   ()

Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018

 Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27

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

Each year the Council’s Annual Return is audited by an auditor appointed by the Audit Commission.  The unaudited Annual Return has been published with this notice, including in the document archive on this website.  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, deed, 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 March 31 2018, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

Mrs Sarah Adamson

Town Clerk

Pateley Bridge Town Council

King Street

Pateley Bridge   HG3 5LE


Tel: 07751 571 374


Commencing on:   Monday 11 June 2018

And ending on:     Friday 20 July 2018


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 Council.

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

 The Council’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  sba@pkf-littlejohn.com

This announcement is made by: Sarah Adamson, Clerk to the Council & RFO