1st June 2024

Annual Governance & Accountability Return, Accounts For The Year Ended 31 March 2024

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Name of Smaller authority: BENTWORTH PARISH COUNCIL

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN (EXEMPT AUTHORITY)

ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2024

 

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 25, 26 and 27

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

NOTICE
 

 

1. Date of announcement___31st May 2024___________________________(a)

2. Each year the smaller authority prepares an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR).  The AGAR has been published with this notice. It will not be reviewed by the appointed auditor, since the smaller authority has certified itself as exempt from the appointed auditor’s review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the AGAR, the accounting records for the financial year to which it 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 2024, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

 

(b)   Mrs Louisa Thomson, Old Stables, Wield Road, Medstead, Alton, Hampshire GU34 5NJ

 

Email: hello@bentworthparishcouncil.org

 

 

commencing on (c) _3rd June 2024______________

 

 

and ending on (d) _12th July 2024_______________

 

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 only subject to review by the appointed auditor if questions or objections raised under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 lead to the involvement of the auditor.  The appointed auditor is:

 

BDO LLP

Arcadia House

Maritime Walk

Ocean Village

Southampton

SO14 3TL

* councilaudits@bdo.co.uk

 

5. This announcement is made by (e) Mrs Louisa Thomson – Clerk & RFO Bentworth Parish Council

 


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