Notice of Audit of Accounts

Audit of accounts: year ended 31 March 2017
Notice of Public Rights

Audit Commission Act 1998 (Section 15 and 16)
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (Regulations 9 and 15)

Notice is given that from Friday 2 June 2017 to Thursday 13 July 2017 between 9.00am and 5.00pm any person interested may inspect, and make copies of, the accounts of the above named Council for the year ended 31 March 2017, and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating thereto.

The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at the offices at which they are normally kept, or otherwise by arrangement. Applications should be made initially to the Interim Executive Director of Resources & Regulation, Town Hall, Bury, BL9 0SW (telephone 0161 253 6922). A copy of the draft pre-audited accounts can be viewed from 31 May on the Bury website under 'Council and Democracy', 'Council Tax & Finance'.

Notice is also given that on or after Friday 2 June 2017 until the completion of the audit the auditor, at the request of the local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, will then give the elector or his representative an opportunity to question him about the accounts, and that any such elector or his representative may attend before the auditor and make objections under Section 15 and 16 of the Audit Commission Act 1998, as to any matter in respect of which the Auditor could take action under Section 17 or 18 of the Act, namely an unlawful item of account or a loss or deficiency caused by wilful misconduct or could make a report in the public interest under Section 8 of the Act.

Questions may be received at the Town Hall, Bury by arrangement with the auditor, R Khangura, for and on behalf of KPMG LLP, 1 Sovereign Square, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4DA, telephone 0113 231 3000, to whom requests for this purpose should be addressed. No objection may be made unless the auditor has previously received written notice of the proposed objection and its grounds. A copy of this notice must be sent to the above-named Council for the attention of the Interim Executive Director of Resources & Regulation, Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, BL9 0SW.