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Audit of Accounts 2017/18
Notice of Conclusion of Audit

In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, notice is hereby given that the audit of Wealden District Council's Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018 has been concluded and the Statement of Accounts has been published.

Under Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, any interested local government elector may inspect and make copies of the statement of accounts, the auditor's certificate and opinion on the statement of accounts, and any public interest report or recommendation relating to the Council.

Access to the documents referred to above is available by any of the following methods:

  • Download from the following link: Statement of Accounts 2017/18 (pdf)
  • Request a printed copy by writing to: Chief Finance Officer, Wealden District Council, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham BN27 2AX
  • Any interested local government elector may inspect the statement of accounts during the hours of 8.30am to 5pm at the Council Offices, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham BN27 2AX

Charles F Lant
Chief Executive
30 July 2018

Audit of Accounts 2017/18

Each year the Council's accounts are audited and any interested person may:

  • Inspect the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records; and
  • Make copies of all or any part of those records or documents.

For the year ended 31 March 2018 these documents will be available by appointment at the Council Offices, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham from 9.00am to 4.30pm on weekdays between Friday 1st June 2018 and Friday 13th July 2018 inclusive. Please telephone (01323) 443231 to make an appointment.

The draft Statement of Accounts which includes the draft Annual Governance Statement and is subject to audit, is also available to view or download here:

Statement of Accounts 2017/18 Subject to Audit (pdf)

Local Government Electors and their representatives also have:

  • The opportunity to question the auditor about the accounting records, who may be contacted at the London office (address below) between Friday 1st June 2018 and Friday 13th July 2018 inclusive; and
  • The right to make objections to the accounts or any items in them during the period Friday 1st June 2018 to Friday 13th July 2018 inclusive. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the Council.

The audit is being carried out by Janine Combrinck, BDO LLP, 55 Baker Street, London, W1U 7EU and will be conducted under the provisions of Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

Charles F Lant
Chief Executive
31 May 2018

Local Audit & Accountability Act 2014 - Notice of appointment of external auditor

Notice is given that Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited has appointed Grant Thornton (UK) LLP to audit the accounts of Wealden District Council for five years, for the accounts from 2018/19 to 2022/23. This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015, and was approved by the PSAA Board at its meeting on 14 December 2017.

Charles F Lant
Chief Executive
24 January 2018