Smaller authority name: Collingbourne Ducis Council NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2018 Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27 The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234) NOTICE
1. Date of announcement: 1 July 2018________________________________(a) 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    2018,    these    documents    will    be available on reasonable notice by application to: (b) __Philip Gill, Clerk/RFO.  10 Foxtail Gardens, Ludgershall, Wilts, SP 11  9TB.  Telephone 01264 398 534.  email: commencing on (c) __Monday 2 July 2018 _______________________ and ending on (d) ___Friday 10 August 2018 ________________________ 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 201 5. The appointed auditor is: PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team) 1 Westferry Circus Canary Wharf London E14 4HD ( 5. This announcement is made by (e) Philip Gill Clerk/RFO
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( a ) Insert   date   of   placing   of   the   notice which    must    be    not    less    than    1    day before the date in (c) below
( b ) Insert       name,       position       and address/telephone        number/        email address,   as   appropriate,   of   the   Clerk   or other   person   to   which   any   person   may apply to inspect the accounts (c) Insert date, which must be at least 1 day after the date of announcement in (a ) above and at least 30 working days  before the date appointed in (d) below ( d ) The   inspection   period   between   (c) and     (d)     must     be     30     working     days inclusive   and   must   include   the   first   10 working days of July.
( e ) Insert   name   and   position   of   person placing   the   notice   –   this   person   must   be the   responsible   financial   officer   for   the smaller authority