The Parish Council is responsible in law for ensuring that its financial management is adequate and effective and that the council has a sound system of internal control. In order to comply with this duty the council resolves annually to agree a Statement of Internal Control and appoints an internal auditor to assess and report on these processes. The most recent internal audit report can be downloaded below:
The Annual Governance and Accountability Return for 2018-19 and Balance Sheet approved by Full Council on 13th June 2019 can be downloaded below:
As a local resident you have legal rights to inspect, ask questions about and challenge items in your authority’s accounts. The National Audit Office produced a Guide to your rights in May 2019 and this will answer any of your questions on Local authority accounts and your rights as a resident under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, which applies for the audit of accounts for 2015-16 onwards. A copy of the guide can be downloaded here: Local authority accounts – A guide to your rights
On behalf of Colney Heath Parish Council, it is confirmed that the period for the exercise of public rights commences on Monday 17th June 2019 and ends on Friday 26th July 2019. A copy of the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) signed form can be viewed here: Confirmation of the dates for the period for the exercise of public rights for year ending 31 March 2019
The annual audit of the Parish Council’s accounts for year end 31 March when completed by the external auditor will be noted here. The external auditor confirms that the information in the annual return is in accordance with proper practices.
The following are expired documents that remain available for public access, on application, for a minimum period of 5 years as per the Notice of Conclusion of Audit. However, in the interest of transparency the Council will put as many years information as can be located.
Previous years’ Annual Returns and Internal Audit Reports
Internal Audit Report for year ending 31 Mar 2015
Annual Governance and Accountability Return for year ending 31 March 2015