Audit of Accounts - Notice of Public Rights

A notice regarding the Council's accounts


  • The notice

Audit of Accounts year ended 31 March 2021


Notice of Public Rights


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 2021 has been published on this website. The statement of accounts are subject to external audit by BDO LLP, Aphrodite Lefevre (Partner), 16 The Havens, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, IP3 9SJ.

The period for the exercise of public rights commences at 9am on 5 July 2021 and will conclude at 5pm on 16 August 2021.

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

  1. From 5 July 2021 to 16 August 2021 between 9am and 5pm any person may inspect the accounts of the year ended 31 March 2021 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 5 July 2021 to 16 August 2021 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 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 Aphrodite Lefevre (Partner) BDO LLP at the above address or email

For access to the accounts and documents referred to in paragraph one, see:

Colchester Borough Council - Statement of Accounts

Alternatively, contact:

Telephone: (01206) 282774

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