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Public Notice - Accounts for year ended 31 March 2015 open for inspection

BASILDON BOROUGH COUNCIL

AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2015

Audit Commission Act 1998, sections 15 - 16 (as saved transitionally for the purposes of the 2014/15 audit of accounts)

Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 Regulations 9, 10, 21, 22 & 24

The Council's accounts are subject to external audit by Ernst and Young LLP of 400 Capability Green, Luton, LU1 3LU. Members of the public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process:

  1. From 8 June 2015 to 3 July 2015 between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm any person may inspect the accounts of the Council for the year ended 31 March 2015 and certain related documents (comprising books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts) at the address given below.  They may also make copies of the accounts and documents.
  2. From 9.00 am on 6 July 2015 until the conclusion of the audit process, a local government elector for the area of the Council, or his/her representative, may ask the auditor questions about the accounts.  Please contact the auditor at the address given above to make arrangements to ask any questions.
  3. From 9.00 am on 6 July 2015 until the conclusion of the audit process, a local government elector for the area of the Council, or his/her representative, may object to the Council's accounts asking that the auditor issue a report in the public interest (under section 8 of the Audit Commission Act 1998) and/or apply to the court for a declaration that an item in the accounts is contrary to law (under section 17 of the Audit Commission Act 1998).  Written notice of a proposed objection and the grounds on which it is made must be sent to the auditor at the address given above and copied to me at the address given below.

Dated 21 May 2015

Kieran Carrigan - Commissioning Director - Resourcing and Place Shaping (Section 151 Officer)

Basildon Borough Council, Basildon Centre, St Martin's Square, Basildon, Essex. SS14 1DL.

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