Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Audit of Accounts
Year Ended 31 March 2012
Audit Commission Act 1998, sections 15 - 16
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2011
Regulations 9, 10, 21, 22 & 23
The Council’s accounts are subject to external audit by Mark Heap, District Auditor of the Audit Commission, 2nd Floor Aspinall House, Aspinall Close, Middlebrook, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6QQ Members of the public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process:
- From 2 July 2012 to 27 July 2012 (working days only) between 8.30am and 4pm any person may inspect the accounts of the Council for the year ended 31 March 2012 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.
- From 10am on 30 July 2012 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.
- From 10am on 30 July 2012 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: 13 June 2012
Application should be made initially to the Director of Finance’s Office, Council Offices, Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6DL. Tel: 0161 342 4257.
Copies of the Council's Statement of Accounts will be dispatched to any such local elector for the payment of £5.00 per copy
S Pleasant, Chief Executive