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Notice of public rights

Audit of accounts year ended 31 March 2019

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Notice is hereby given under Regulation 15(2)(b) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, that from 10 May 2019 to 21 June 2019 between the hours of 10am and 4pm, Mondays to Fridays any person, on application to the Director of Finance and Corporate Services at the Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority Headquarters, Straw Mill Hill, Tovil, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6XB, or by email to enquires@kent.fire-uk.org, may inspect and make copies of the accounts and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other related documents of Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority for the year ended 31 March 2019, as stipulated in Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. The accounts will also be available on this website once approved by Members of Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority in June 2019. However, the draft accounts are available to review from 9 May 2019.

During this period, a local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, may question the auditor about the accounts, or make an objection to the accounts as set out in sections 26 and 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Any objection, and the grounds on which it is made, must be sent to the auditor in writing, with a copy to the Director of Finance and Corporate Services at Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority Headquarters, Straw Mill Hill, Tovil, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6XB, or by email to enquires@kent.fire-uk.org. Any objection must state the grounds on which the objection is being made and particulars of:

  1. Any item of account which is alleged to be contrary to law; and
  2. Any matter in respect of which it is proposed that the auditor could make a public interest report under section 24 of, and paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 to, the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

Objections should be addressed to the auditor, Sarah Ironmonger of Grant Thornton UK LLP, St John's House, Haslett Avenue West, Crawley, RH10 1HS

Ann Millington
Chief Executive
Kent and Medway Fire & Rescue Authority Headquarters
Straw Mill Hill, Tovil, Maidstone
ME15 6XB

29 April 2019

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