Publication of audited accounts for the year ended 31 March 2023

Regulation 15(5) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 (as amended) requires that by 30 September 2023, [name of Council] publish its accounting statements for the year ended 31 March 2023 together with any certificate, opinion, or report issued, given or made by the Auditor General.

The accounting statements, in the form of an annual return, have been published on the Council’s website. However, the Auditor General has not yet issued his audit opinion and report and therefore the accounts are published before the conclusion of the audit. The annual return will be published along with the Auditor General’s report and opinion when the audit is completed.

Certification and approval of annual accounts for 2022-23

Regulation 15(1) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 (as amended) requires that Responsible Financial Officer of Port Eynon Community Council sign and date the statement of accounts, and certify that it properly presents Port Eynon Community Council’s receipts and payments for the year at the end of the year and the Council’s income and expenditure for the year.

The Regulations required that this be completed by 30 June 2023.

Due to availability of Council Officers, the Clerk and the Internal Auditor, the Responsible Financial Officer has not signed and certified the accounts for the year ended 31 March 2023. The statement of accounts will be prepared and the Responsible Financial Officer will sign and certify the statement of accounts by 29 February 2024.

Notice of appointment of the date for the exercise of electors’ rights

Port Eynon Community Council

Financial year ending 31 March 2023

  1. Date of announcement  8th February 2024
  • 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 2023, these documents will be available on reasonable notice on application to:

_____________Mr. Barry Stubbings__________________________________________

_____________Burry Court, Burry Green__________________________________________

_______________Swansea, SA3 1HR________________________________________

between the hours of   12:00_  and ___15:00_______  on Monday to Friday

commencing on                         8 February 2024

and ending on               8 March 2024

  • From 11 September 2023, 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 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. A copy of the written notice must also be given to the council.

The Auditor General can be contacted via: Community Council Audits, Audit Wales, 1 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff, CF10 4BZ or by email at

  • 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.