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End of Year Financial Report

At the Annual Parish Assembly held each year between 1 March and 1 June, the unaudited annual accounts for the year are presented by the Chairman of the Finance Committee.  The unaudited annual accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016 are available by clicking here.

Additionally, the Parish Council must complete an Annual Return summarising its activities at the end of the financial year.  The Annual Return incorporates Annual Governance Statements, Accounting Statements, an Internal Audit report and an External Auditor's certificate and opinion.

The External Auditor will set a date when local electors can ask questions about the accounts and this will be advertised on the noticeboard and on the website.  The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection although it must be noted that the Accounting Statements are unaudited and therefore subject to change.  These documents were available on reasonable notice by application to the Clerk on Mondays to Fridays commencing on Monday 20 June 2016 and ending on Friday 29 July 2016. 

In accordance with the Accounts & Audit Regulations 2015, the Notice of the Completion of Audit is published on the Parish Council noticeboard outside the Village Hall and by clicking here.  The requisite information which includes Section 1 to 3 of the Annual Return and the issues arising report are available for inspection by local electors.  To arrange a viewing please contact the Clerk on 01256 474500.

In previous years, the Audit Commission has been the Parish Council's External Auditor.  However, with effect from 1 September 2012, BDO LLP has been appointed as External Auditor to audit the annual return for 5 years from 2012/13.