Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Return

Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2017

Annual Governance Statement 2016/17

Accounting Statements 2016/17

In accordance with the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI2015/234).

Each year the smaller authorities Annual Return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by the Audit Commission. The unaudited Annual Return 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 related 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 2017 these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

Rachel Foister, Parish Clerk

14, Compton, Chichester, PO18 9HD

commencing on: 7th June 2017

and ending on: 18th July 2017

Local Government electors and the 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 Annual Return 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:

PKF Littlejohn LLP

Ref: SBA

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