Public Rights

West Buckland Parish Council



Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 25, 26 and 27

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

  1. Date of announcement: 24th June 2023 (a)
  2. Each year the smaller authority prepares an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR). The AGAR has been published with this notice. It will not be reviewed by the appointed auditor, since the smaller authority has certified itself as exempt from the appointed auditor’s review.  Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the AGAR, the accounting records for the financial year to which it relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2023, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

 (b) Mrs Jill Larcombe, Clerk & RFO

     6 The Old School, Chapel Street, Tiverton, EX16 6ND

     Tel: 01884 252647, email:

commencing on (c) Monday 26th June 2023 and ending on

(d) Friday 4 August 2023

Local government electors and their representatives also have:

  • The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and
  • The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.

The smaller authority’s AGAR is only subject to review by the appointed auditor if questions or objections raised under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 lead to the involvement of the auditor. The appointed auditor is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)

15 Westferry Circus

Canary Wharf

London E14 4HD


5. This announcement is made by (e) Jill Larcombe (Mrs) Clerk & RFO

New Electric Vehicle Charging Point at West Buckland Village Hall is ready to use

West Buckland Parish Council has obtained a grant from Somerset West and Taunton Council to part fund the installation of an EV charging point at West Buckland Village Hall and it is now ready to use. The balance of the cost is being funded by the Parish Council and West Buckland Village Hall.

The full instructions for charging your car are on the Charger.

1.  Check the green lights are all lit.
2.  Tap the LED control panel to get charger status
3.  Use Your smartphone to download the QR code on the left hand side side        of the charger.
4.  This takes your phone to the required app and which shows you how to            charge your car as it records and takes the cost
5.  When finished Charging then follow instructions to Log off