Audit Of Accounts year ended 31st March 2019 - 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 3rd June 2019 to 12th July 2019 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 2019, 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 Ian Howse, Appointed Auditor, Deloitte LLP, 5 Callaghan Square, Cardiff, CF10 5BT.

A guide to your rights can be found at https://www.nao.org.uk/code-audit-practice/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/12/Council-accounts-a-guide-to-your-rights.pdf

Date:  28/05/2019

Martyn Wallberg

Interim Treasurer to the Fire Authority