Audit of Accounts

Audit of Accounts year ended 31 March 2018

Notice of Public Rights under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 the Accounts and Audit Regualtions 2015

Notice is hereby given under Regulation 15(2)(b) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 that from Friday 1 June to Monday 2 July 2018 between 8.30am and 5.00pm Mondays to Thursdays and 8.30am and 4.30pm on Fridays, any person may inspect and make copies of the accounts and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts, and other related documents of the Council for the year ended 31 March 2018 as stipulated in section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at the address given below by prior arrangement. Please telephone 01984 600173 to make an appointment. The accounts will also be available on the Council’s website.

During this period, a local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, or their representative, may question the auditor about the accounts, or make an objection to the accounts as set out in sections 26 and 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Any objection, and the grounds on which it is made, must be sent to the auditor in writing, with a copy to Paul Fitzgerald, s151 Officer, West Somerset Council at the address below. Any objection must state the grounds on which the objection is being made and particulars of:
i) any item of account which is alleged to be contrary to law; and
ii) any matter in respect of which it is proposed that the auditor could make a public interest report under section 24 of, and paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 to, the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.
Objections should be addressed to the auditor,
Grant Thornton UK LLP
Hartwell House,
55-61 Victoria Street,
BS1 6FT.
Date: 14 May 2018
Mrs P James
Chief Executive
West Somerset Council
West Somerset House