Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the year ended 31st March 2021

The review of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) for Bollington Town Council for the year ended 31 March 2021 has been completed. The external auditor report and certificate
(Section 3 of the AGAR Part 3) can be viewed online or at the Town Hall during office hours as detailed on the notice.

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The external auditor report and certificate detail any matters arising from the review. The Council
must consider these matters and decide what, if any, action is required.

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234) as amended by the Accounts and Audit
(Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/404) set out what the Council must do at the conclusion of the review. In summary, we are required to:

  • Prepare a “Notice of conclusion of audit” which details the rights of inspection, in line with the statutory requirements.
  • Publish the “Notice” along with the certified AGAR (Sections 1, 2 & 3) before 30 September, which must include publication on the smaller authority’s website.
  • Keep copies of the AGAR available for purchase by any person on payment of a reasonable sum.
  • Ensure that Sections 1, 2 and 3 of the published AGAR remain available for public access for a period of not less than 5 years from the date of publication.