Public notice

Audit of Accounts

Audit of Accounts 2019/20

Statement of Public Rights

Under the requirement of the Local Audit And Accountability Act 2014, Sections 3, 26 and 27 and in line with the Accounts And Audit Regulations 2015, Sections 14(1) and 15(1) and the Accounts And Audit (Coronavirus) Amendments Regulations 2020 (SI2020/404).

Please Note: The public inspection period for 2019/20 has been delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) Amendment Regulations 2020 requires authorities to commence their inspection period on or before the first working day of September. Prior to the 2020 (Coronavirus) Amendments, the requirement was for an authority to set an inspection period that included the first 10 working days of June.

As the authority are planning to have issued its 2019/20 accounts on 30 June 2020, the inspection period must therefore commence on 1 July 2020.

Public Inspection Period Notice is hereby given that for the 30 working days between 1 July and 11 August 2020 (inclusive) between 9:30am and 4:30pm any person interested may inspect and make copies of the accounts of Thurrock Council for the year ended 31 March 2020 and all related books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts. The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at the offices at which they are normally kept, or otherwise by arrangement. Applications should be made initially to Corporate Finance, Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL or by emailing

If you have any questions or objections these should be addressed to our engagement lead for the audit, Mrs Lisa Clampin of BDO LLP, 16 The Havens, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 9SJ or by emailing No objection may be made unless BDO LLP has previously received written notice of the proposed objection and its grounds. A copy of that notice must also be sent to the Council’s Solicitor (Monitoring Officer), Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL or by emailing

Sean Clark, Corporate Director of Finance, Governance and Property
Publication date: 
Thursday 28 May 2020