Public Notice of Rights 2018-19
Notice of the Commencement of the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
Notice is hereby given under Regulation 15 (2 and 3) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 that the unaudited statement of accounts which may be subject to change for the year ended 31 March 2019 will be published on the Council's website.
Notice is given that from 3 June 2019 to 12 July 2019 between 10am and 4pm on weekdays any person may inspect the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates. The accounting records include all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other related documents to those records and they may make copies of all or any part of those records or documents, as required under Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (The Act), except as provided for in Section 26 of The Act.
The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at The Council Office: Civic Offices, 2nd Floor, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE by prior arrangement. The accounts will also be available at the website address above or alternative Council office by prior arrangement. Please telephone 07747 082357 to make an appointment.
Notice is given that from 3 June to 12 July 2019, a local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, or their representative, may ask the auditor questions about the accounts as set out in Section 26 of The Act.
Notice is given any such elector may make objections to the auditor, under Section 27 of The Act during this period, relating to any matter where the auditor could take action under:
- Section 28 of The Act, namely, to apply to the court for a declaration that an item in the accounts is contrary to law, and/or
- Section 24 and paragraph 1 of schedule 7 of The Act, namely, to make a report in the public interest.
Any objection, and the grounds on which it is made, must be sent to the auditor in writing, with a copy to Diane Grisdale, Corporate Finance Manager, Cheshire West and Chester Council at Civic Offices, 2nd Floor, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE. Any objection must state the grounds on which the objection is being made and particulars of.
Objections should be addressed to the auditor, Mark Heap of Grant Thornton UK LLP at Royal Liver Building, Liverpool, L3 1PS.
A guide to your rights can be found on the National Audit Office website (PDF).
Chief Operating Officer
Cheshire West and Chester Council
4 Civic Way