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Notice of Appointment of Date for the Exercise of Public Rights 2023/4

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The Council is required to inform the electorate of a 30 working day period during which public rights may be exercised to inspect the accounts for the period ending 31 March 2024.

Click here to view the Notice  the Summary of Public Rights (document open in a new window).  These are also on the Town Council’s noticeboard located on the toilet block in the Market Place.

The Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements, as well as the Annual Internal Audit Report can be viewed on our Finance and Freedom of Information page.

Notice of appointment of date for the exercise of public rights

Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2024

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, and

The Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 (SI 234)


1.     Date of announcement:  10th June 2024                           (a)

(a) Insert date of placing of this notice on your website.

2.     Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounts to be audited and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to them. For the year ended 31 March 2024 these documents will be available on reasonable notice on application to:


  1. Malcolm Wilkinson, Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

01670 361668


(b) Insert name, position and contact details of the Clerk or other person to whom any person may apply to inspect the accounts.

               commencing on (c)           11th June 2024


               and ending on (d)              22nd July 2024

(c )And

(d)The inspection period must be 30 working days in total and commence no later than 1 July 2024.

3.     Local Government Electors and their representatives also have:


  • the opportunity to question the auditor about the accounts; and


  • the right to make objections to the accounts or any item in them. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the Authority (f).


The auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose during the inspection period at 2 above.




  1. The auditor’s limited assurance review is being conducted under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 and the National Audit Office’ Code of Audit Practice.  Your review is being carried out by:

Mazars LLP, The Corner, Bank Chambers, 26 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1DF



5.    This announcement is made by (e)) Elaine Brown, Principal Officer


(e)   Insert name and position of person placing the notice