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NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION
OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE &
ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN
ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2020
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 25, 26 and 27
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)
The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/404)

  1. Date of announcement Tuesday 30th June 2020
  2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.
    Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of 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 must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2020, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:
    (b) Council Offices, Brownsfield Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 3HF

commencing on Thursday 2nd July 2020

and ending on Wednesday 12th August 2020

  1. Local government electors and their representatives also have:
    • The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and
    • The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

    The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.

4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015. The appointed auditor is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)
15 Westferry Circus
Canary Wharf
London E14 4HD
(sba@pkf-littlejohn.com)

5. This announcement is made by Steve Tickle (Responsible Financial Officer)

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return

Thatcham Town CouncilNOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATIONOF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE &ACCOUNTABILITY RETURNACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2020Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 25, 26 and 27The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/404) Date of announcement Tuesday 30th June 2020 Each year … more

Footpath/Towpath Closure

Footpath 28 in Newbury (Canal Towpath) will be closed for surfacing works and maintenance of the canal and river banks from Monday 22nd June for approx. 12 weeks. Closures will be implemented as necessary between the various footbridges over this length of canal. A plan of the extent of the works is attached. All enquiries … more

Road Closure – Crookham Hill – Wednesday 3rd June

Between the hours of 09:30 to 15:30 from its junction with Chamberhouse Mill Lane and property known as Waterside Farm House.  This closure is to enable Volker Highways to carryout carriageway improvements on behalf of West Berkshire Council. The alternative route for all vehicles affected by the Order is via Station Road, Pipers Way, A4 … more

Road Closure – Tull Way – 28th May 2020 – 9.30am-3.30pm

Information received from West Berkshire Council: Contractor Volker Highways Ltd., will be undertaking the essential carriageway surface dressing on Tull Way. The works will be undertaken using a formal road closure with a signed diversion route. The closure will be between 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on Thursday 28th May 2020 to provide a safe … more

Road Closure – Tull Way/Bowling Green Road

Tull Way/Bowling Green Road will be closed from the 28th to 29th May 2020, from its junction with A4 Bath Road to Mersey Way from the hours of 09:30 – 15:30. This is to enable Volker Highways to carryout essential carriageway improvements on behalf of West Berkshire Council. The alternative route for all vehicles affected … more

WEST BERKSHIRE YOUTH HUB

The West Berkshire Youth Hub has been launched to help the young people, families and agencies in West Berkshire through the COVID-19 lockdown. It is a virtual and telephone-based ‘one stop shop’ giving access to activity groups, resources, support agencies and volunteering opportunities still available at this time. The telephone support service will be staffed … more

Closure of Bury’s Bank Road

Bury’s Bank Road in the Parishes of Greenham and Thatcham will be closed on the 22nd  May 2020 for one day only between the hours of 08:00 to 17:00.  This closure is to enable Volker Highways to carryout emergency drainage works on behalf of West Berkshire Council. The alternative route for all vehicles affected by … more

Support Information for Thatcham Residents during Coronavirus

Thatcham Town Council extends to all residents our best wishes during the Coronavirus outbreak. As we enter another month of lockdown, we have put together some key information and guidelines which you may find helpful. Please continue to follow the latest Government guidelines for staying safe, and protecting our NHS, which can be found at … more

Thatcham Town Council Civic Awards 2020

Do you know someone who does something amazing for Thatcham’s community? Nominations are invited from members of the public for the Thatcham Town Council Civic Awards 2020. The Awards are given to individuals or groups in recognition of the work they do for the benefit of the community of Thatcham. Each year a maximum of … more

Exploring the lives of the Thatcham’s Victoria Cross recipients

Unusually, Thatcham is the home to three recipients of the Victoria Cross. When the Department of Communities and Local Government provided commemorative stones to the home towns of 504 servicemen from the British Isles who were presented with the Victoria Cross during WW1, Thatcham Town Council decided that the two soldiers who had fought in … more

CCTV Returns to Thatcham

Thatcham Town Council has installed a new CCTV system in the town centre. The system is now live and has already proved valuable in assisting both the Police and local residents. The system aims to provide a safe and secure environment for those who live, work and visit the town centre, and: to create a … more

 

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