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 2019-20 and associated paperwork 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 Tuesday 1st September 2020 and ends on Monday 12th October 2020. 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 2020
2019/2020 Audit was submitted to PKF Littlejohn on 30th July 2020 and the RFO will update and post the audit response when received
In accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 – Publication of statement of accounts and annual governance statement for Category 2 authorities
Annual Governance and Accountability Return for year ending March 2019 – the external auditor PKF Littlejohn LLP 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