Every year the Council is required to put its accounts through the audit process. This consists of an auditor appointed by the Council checking the accounts and procedures of the Council, and ensuring that appropriate financial safety precautions are identified and followed. Once the auditor, and subsequently the Council, have approved the accounts they are sent to the external auditor. Currently the auditor for most Parish Councils is PKF Littlejohn. They are sent the completed audit forms in June and they then make their own assessment of the Council's financial controls. When they have completed this assessment they inform the Council of their decision, and of any problems the Council needs to correct.
The results of the latest audit can be found in the sidebar, and information from this and previous audits can be found on the Audit page.
Financial Period 2019 - 2020
The final version of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for 2019-20 can be downloaded here.
The interim and final recommendations of the Council appointed internal auditor, along with the Parish Council responses, are found in the links below.
Interim Audit (Jan 2020) - download the report
Parish Council response (Feb 2020) - download the report
Final Internal Audit (June 2020) - download the report
Parish Council Response (August 2020) - download the report
To contact the Council with a question about the finances, please email the RFO
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Elector's Rights Period
Sept 1st 2020 - Oct 12th 2020
External Auditor website