Annual returns

As a local resident you have legal rights to inspect, ask questions about and challenge items in your authority’s accounts. These rights can only be exercised during a single 30 working-day period that is set by the authority. The law says you may inspect the accounts to be audited and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to them for that financial year. You can copy all, or part, or these accounts and related documents  the costs are listed below. You may not be able to inspect information which is protected by commercial confidentiality or personal information protected by the Data Information Act/GDPR .

Local authority accounts are important and valuable documents and must be safeguarded, you will have to make an appointment with the Town Clerk to inspect them at the authority’s offices along with a nominal fee for supervision. You can ask the authority to send you copies of the documents but you will have to pay as per the costs listed below.

As the documents must be safeguarded we reserve the right to refuse the use of mobile phones .

Rights to Public Inspection  – Costs per copy of documents

Quantity A4 (B & W) A4 (Colour) A3 (B & W) A3 (Colour)
1-25 £0.20 £0.80 £0.40 £1.60
26-50 £0.18 £0.36
51-100 £0.16 £0.32
101-500 £0.14 £0.28
501-1000 £0.12 £0.24
1000+ £0.10 £0.20

NB; The below documents can be provided in
an alternative format or on alternative media, on request

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for year ending 31 March 2020

Asset Register 2019.21 – 2020.21

Statement of Internal Control 31 March 2020

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Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2019

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Statement of Internal Control year ending 31 March 2019

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Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2018

Notice of conclusion of audit

External Auditor Report and Certificate 2017/18


Annual Return for the year ended 31 March 2017

Notice of conclusion of audit


Annual Return for the year ended 31 March 2016


Annual Return for the year ended 31 March 2015