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Audit of Accounts - Notice of Public Rights

A notice regarding the Council's accounts


  • The notice




The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015


Notice is given that the unaudited statement of accounts, for the year ended 31 March 2020 has been published on the Council’s website. The statement of accounts are subject to external audit by BDO LLP, Lisa Clampin (Partner), 16 The Havens, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, IP3 9SJ.

The period for the exercise of public rights commences at 9am on 13 July 2020 and will conclude at 5pm on 24 August 2020.

Members of the public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process:

  1. From 13 July 2020 to 24 August 2020 between 9am and 5pm any person may inspect the accounts of the year ended 31 March 2020 and certain related documents (comprising books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts) at the address given below, except as provided for in Sections 26 (4) to 26 (6) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 in relation to commercially confidential and personal information.  They may also make copies of the accounts and documents. 
  2. From 13 July 2020 to 24 August 2020 until 5pm any local government elector for the area of the Council, or his/her representative, may object to the Council’s accounts as set out in sections 26 and 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.  Written notice of the proposed objection must state the grounds on which the objection is being made and the particulars of:
    1. Section 28 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 namely to apply to the court for a declaration that an item in the accounts is contrary to law and / or
    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 any item of account that is alleged to be contrary to law.

Any such objection should be sent to the auditor BDO LLP at the address given above and copied to the address given below:

The Chief Executive 
Colchester Borough Council
Rowan House 
33 Sheepen Road 

If you would like to ask questions of the auditor or raise an objection, please contact Lisa Clampin (Partner) BDO LLP at the above address or email

For access to the accounts and documents referred to in paragraph 1 please see:

Colchester Borough Council - Statement of Accounts

or contact:



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