Representing the Wards of
Northop and Sychdyn
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.
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.
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-
In accordance with Section 151 of the Local Government Measure 2011, Community and Town Councils must publish within their authority area the remuneration received by their members by 30 September following the end of the year to which the payment relates. View the Return for Northop Community Council. This information has been sent to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales.
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.
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
• 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
• 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.