The draft 18/19 Statement of Accounts are now available for public inspection and external audit. Copies can be found via this link.
AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS - Notice of Public Rights
YEAR ENDED 31st March 2019
Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 Regulations 9 & 15
Local Audit and Accountability act 2014, Sections 25, 26 & 27
NOTICE is given that from 13th June to 25th July 2019 between 10.00am and 4.00pm Mondays to Fridays, any person interested may on reasonable notice inspect and make copies of the accounts of Rossendale Borough Council for the year ended 31 March 2019 and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts, except as provided for in Section 26(4) to 26(6) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 in relation to commercially confidential and personal information. The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at the offices at which they are normally kept, or otherwise by arrangement; application should be made initially at the address below.
NOTICE is given that from 13th June to 25th July 2019 the auditor, at the request of a local government elector for the Council’s area, will give the elector or his representative an opportunity to question him about the accounts.
NOTICE is given that from 13th June to 25th July 2019 any such elector may make objections to the auditor, under section 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, relations to any matter where the auditor could take action under:
- Section 28 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, namely, to apply to the court for a declaration that an item in the accounts is contrary to law, and/or
- Section 24 and paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, namely, to make a report in the public interest.
No objection may be made unless the auditor has previously received written notice of the proposed objection, specifying the facts on which the objector relies and the grounds on which the objection is being made. A copy of that written notice must also be sent to the Council at the address below.
NOTICE is given that the auditor is Mazars LLP at 1 St Peters Square, Manchester, M2 3DE to whom any questions and notices of objection should be addressed in writing.
Phil Seddon, Head of Finance & Property Services
Rossendale Borough Council, The Business Centre, Futures Park, Bacup, OL13 0BB. Telephone 01706 252416