NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS – 2020/21

LINDFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION
OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE &
ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN
ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2021
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)
NOTICE
1. Date of announcement _________Wednesday 30 June 2021____________
2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be
reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited
AGAR has been published with this notice. 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, 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 2021, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:
Mr Andrew Funnell (Parish Clerk) Lindfield Parish Council
Clock Tower House, Lindfield Enterprise Park, Lindfield
West Sussex RH16 2LH
01444 484115 or clerks@lindfieldparishcouncil.gov.gov
commencing on __Thursday 1 July 2021_____________________
and ending on ___Wednesday 11 August 2021 ___________________
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 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:
Moore (Ref RD/hd)
Rutland House,
Minerva Business Park,
Lynch Wood,
Peterborough
PE2 6PZ
5. This announcement is made by (e) Tracy Ely, Responsible Financial Office

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