Thornley Parish Council is proud of its high standards of financial management and governance. We value the roles of internal and external audit, which inspect our processes. 

Select the links below for the PDF documents associated with Thornley Parish Council’s audit.

Annual Governance 2023 to 24

Notice of appointment of date for the exercise of public rights

Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2024

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, and The Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 (Sl 234)

  1. Date of Announcement: 31 May 2024
  2. Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounts to be audited and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to them. For the year ended 31 March 2024 these documents will be available on reasonable notice on application to:The Parish Clerk
    Thornley Parish Council
    Thornley Village Centre
    High Street
    Thornley
    Durham DH6 3EL

    commencing on 3 June 2024

    and ending on 12 July 2024.

  3. Local Government Electors and their representatives also have:- the opportunity to question the auditor about the accounts; and
    – the right to make objections to the accounts or any item in them. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the Authority.

    The auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose during the inspection period at 2 above.

  4. The auditor’s limited assurance review is being conducted under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 and the National Audit Office’ Code of Audit Practice. Your review is being carried out by:Mazars LLP, The Corner, Bank Chambers, 26 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1DF

    Email: localcouncils@mazars.co.uk 

  5. This announcement is made by:C Llewelyn
    Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

The notice of appointment of public rights is also available in PDF format.

The accounts for the year ended 31 March 2024 are as yet unaudited. The unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return is published below, along with the report of the Internal Auditor.

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2023-24 including Internal Audit

Internal Audit Year End Report 2023-24

Annual Governance 2022 to 23

The audit of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2023 has been concluded. The Annual Governance and Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of the Council on application to the Parish Clerk; please visit our contact page for contact details and opening hours . Copies will be provided to any local government elector on payment of £1.00 for each copy of the Annual Return.

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2022-23 including External Audit

Public Rights Notice 2022-23

Notice of Completion of Audit 2022-23

The Annual Return and supporting documents for the year ending 31 March 2023 which are published on this website have been audited and approved by the Council’s external auditors:

Mazars LLP, The Corner, Bank Chambers, 26 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1DF.

The external auditor has provided this completion letter for Thornley Parish Council’s accounts for 2022 to 2023.

Annual Governance 2021 to 22

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2021-22 including External Audit

Public Rights Notice 2021-22

Notice of Completion of Audit 2021-22

The Annual Return and supporting documents for the year ending 31 March 2022 which are published on this website have been audited and approved by the Council’s external auditors:

Mazars LLP, The Corner, Bank Chambers, 26 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1DF.

The external auditor has provided this completion letter for Thornley Parish Council’s accounts for 2021 to 2022.

Annual Governance 2020 to 21

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2020-21 including External Audit

Public Rights Notice 2020-21

Notice of Completion of Audit 2020-21

The Annual Return and supporting documents for the year ending 31 March 2021 which are published on this website have been audited and approved by the Council’s external auditors:

Mazars LLP, The Corner, Bank Chambers, 26 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1DF.

The external auditor has provided this completion letter for Thornley Parish Council’s accounts for 2020 to 2021.

Annual Governance 2019-20

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2019-20 including External Audit

Public Rights Notice 2019-20

Notice of Completion of Audit 2019-20

The Annual Return and supporting documents for the year ending 31 March 2021 which are published on this website have been audited and approved by the Council’s external auditors:

Mazars LLP, The Corner, Bank Chambers, 26 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1DF.

The external auditor has provided this completion letter for Thornley Parish Council’s accounts for 2019 to 2020.

Annual Governance 2018 to 19

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2018-19 including External Audit

Public Rights Notice 2018-19

Notice of Completion of Audit 2018-19

The Annual Return and supporting documents for the year ending 31 March 2021 which are published on this website have been audited and approved by the Council’s external auditors:

Mazars LLP, The Corner, Bank Chambers, 26 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1DF.

The external auditor has provided this completion letter for Thornley Parish Council’s accounts for 2018 to 2019.