Audit of accounts year ended 31 March 2018 - Notice of public rights

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Notice is hereby given under Regulation 15(2)(b) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 that from 29th May 2018 to 9th July 2018 between 9.00 am to 4.30 pm on weekdays any person may inspect, and make copies of the accounts and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other related documents of the Fire Authority for the year ended 31st 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 Finance Department, City Hall, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR by prior arrangement. Please telephone 0117 3521404 to make an appointment. The accounts will also be available at www.avonfire.gov.uk.

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 The Interim Treasurer, Avon Fire Authority at Police & Fire Service Headquarters, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ. Any objection must state the grounds on which the objection is being made and particulars of:

  1. any item of account which is alleged to be contrary to law; and
  2. 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 Alex Walling, Appointed Auditor, Grant Thornton UK LLP, 2 Glass Wharf, Temple Quay, Bristol BS2 0EL.

A guide to your rights can be found here.

Date:  10/05/2018

Martyn Wallberg
Interim Treasurer to the Fire Authority