Northop

Community Council


Representing the Wards of

Northop and Sychdyn

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Annual Audits


All Town and Community Councils have to undergo an Annual Audit so that local taxpayers can be assured that the risks to public money have been managed. The annual return is the principal means by which a council is accountable to its electorate and most councils must complete an annual return to confirm that everything is in order.  


Each year the Council’s annual return is audited and any person interested has the opportunity, within a given timescale, to inspect and make copies of the annual return and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to them. These documents will be available to inspect, at reasonable notice on application to the Clerk (contact details are set out on the News, Links and Contacts page of this website).  Due to the current Coronavirus situation please note the attached information in regards to “Delay to Certification & Public Inspection  Of Annual Accounts for Year April To March 2020.”  Download Delay of Audit Notification 11 May 2020 pdf here.


View Notice of Conclusion of Audit, Northop Community Council’s Annual Return and the External Auditor’s Report for 2018-19


View Notice of Conclusion of Audit, Northop Community Council’s Annual Return and the External Auditor’s Report for 2017-18


View Notice of Conclusion of Audit, Northop Community Council’s Annual Return and the External Auditor’s Report for 2016-17


View Northop Community Council Annual Return for 2015-16


View Northop Community Council’s Annual Return for 2014-15


View Northop Community Council’s Annual Return for 2013-14


View Northop Community Council’s Annual Return for 2012-13


Northop Community Council Precept 2019/20


At the Council meeting on 14 January 2019, members resolved to maintain the Northop Community Council precept at its current level for the coming financial year 2019/20.  

Register of Members’ Interests


Where a member has a personal interest in any business of this Council and they attend a meeting at which that business is considered, they must disclose to that meeting the existence and nature of that interest before or at the commencement of that consideration, or when the interest becomes apparent.  Here is the pro-forma used to make any Declaration of Interest.  With effect from 1 May 2015, all Declarations of Interest will be noted in full in this Register of Members’ Interests.  Copies of the completed pro-formas are held by the Clerk.  Contact details are as shown above.


Renumeration to Members - 2018/19



Renumeration to Members - 2020/21


Members’ Code of Conduct


At the Council’s Annual Meeting on 9 May 2016, members resolved to adopt the new revised model Code of Conduct for Welsh Councils.  View Northop Community Council’s Members’ Code of Conduct.  

Data Protection


At the Council’s Annual Meeting on 11 June, 2018, members approved the Council’s Privacy Notice and Retention of Documents Policy.

Notice of date appointed for the exercise of electors’ rights under the Public

Audit (Wales) Act 2004

Northop Community Council


Financial year ended 31 March 2020


Date of announcement 4th September, 2020


Each year the annual accounts are audited by the Auditor General for Wales. Prior to this date, any interested person

has the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the accounts and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and

receipts etc. relating to them for 20 working days on reasonable notice. For the year ended 31 March 2020, these

documents will be available on reasonable notice on application to:


Mrs Sue Lovell Clerk/RFO

Ivy House, Fron Park Road, Holywell, Flintshire CH8 7UT

Tel: 01352 711507


between the hours of 11am – 4pm on Monday to Friday

commencing on the 21st September, 2020

and ending on the 16th October, 2020


From 29th September 2020 until the audit has been completed, Local Government Electors and their representatives

also have:


• the right to question the Auditor General about the accounts. The Auditor General can be contacted via BDO; and

• the right to attend before the Auditor General and make objections to the accounts or any item in them. Written notice

of an objection must first be given to the Auditor General via BDO. A copy of the written notice must also be given to

the council.

• BDO can be contacted at: BDO LLP, Arcadia House, Maritime Walk, Ocean Village,

Southampton SO14 3TL


The audit is being conducted under the provisions of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004, the Accounts and Audit (Wales)

Regulations 2014 and the Auditor General for Wales’ Code of Audit Practice.