Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority Audit of Accounts Notice of Public Rights

16th May, 2019

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Accounts and Audit Regulation 2015

 

Notice is given that from 3 June to 12 July 2019, between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm Mondays to Thursdays (4.00 p.m. on Fridays) any person interested may inspect, and make copies of, the accounts of the above-named body for the year ended 31 March 2019 and of 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.  Application should be made initially to Financial Services, Brigade Headquarters, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, St Michael’s Street, Shrewsbury SY1 2HJ (telephone number: 01743 260200).

During this period the Auditor, at the request of a local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, will give the elector or his representative an opportunity to question him about the accounts, and make objections as to any matter in respect of which the Auditor could take action under sections 26 or 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Any objection must state the grounds upon which the objection is being made and particulars of:

  • Any item of account which is alleged contrary to law, and
  • 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.

Questions may be received at Brigade Headquarters, St Michael’s Street, Shrewsbury SY1 2HJ, by arrangement with the Auditor (Mr P Jones, Director, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Colmore Plaza, 20 Colmore Circus, Birmingham B4 6AT; telephone number 0121 232 5232; email phil.w.jones@uk.gt.com), 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 the notice must be sent to the address below.

Dated this 16th day of May 2019

James Walton, Treasurer, Fire Service Headquarters, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, St Michael’s Street, Shrewsbury SY1 2HJ.