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Kingston on Soar Parish Council

NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT

ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2017

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No. 234)

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Notice

Date of Announcement: 10th September 2017

Notice of conclusion of audit and publication of accounts.

The audit of the authority’s accounts for the above year has been concluded on 30th August 2017 by Grant Thornton UK LLP.

The Annual governance statement, Accounting statements and the External auditor report and certificate (the Annual Return) have been published.

Copies of documents are available for purchase by any person on payment of a reasonable sum. Documents will remain available for public access for a period of not less than 5 years from the date of this notice.

Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 provides for the exercise of public rights to inspect the statement of accounts.

Local government electors and their representatives have the rights to make copies of:

·        The accounting statements,

·        The external auditor’s opinion and certificate of completion,

·        any public interest report relating to the authority, and

·        any recommendation relating to the authority.

For the year ended 31st March 2017 these documents will be available on reasonable notice on application to the person in paragraph 4 below.

Person to which you can apply to inspect the accounts and availability:

Richard Parrey

Parish Clerk

61 West Leake Lane

Kingston on Soar

Tel no: 0115 9830730

Email: richardparrey61@gmail.com

Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 6.00 pm

Signature and name of person giving Notice on behalf of the authority

Richard Parrey, Parish Clerk.

For more detailed guidance on elector’s rights and the special powers of auditors, copies of the publication ‘Council Accounts – A Guide to Your Rights’ are available from the National Audit Office website:

https://www.nao.org.uk/code-audit-practice/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/03/Council-accounts-a- guide-to-your-rights.pdf