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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, including the narrative statement and annual governance statement, for the year ended 31 March 2019 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 3 June 2019 and will conclude at 5pm on 12 July 2019.

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

1. From 3 June 2019 to 12 July 2019 between 9am and 5pm any person may inspect the accounts of the year ended 31 March 2019 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 3 June 2019 to 12 July 2019 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:

a) 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

b) 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
CO3 3WG.

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:

or contact:

Colchester Borough Council Customer Service,
Colchester Library and Community Hub,
Colchester Library,
Trinity Square,
CO1 1JB.



  • Telephone enquiries to Finance on 01206 282774
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