Coronavirus outbreak – update

Update 20 April 2020
If you wish to contact the Parish Council during this time please do so via email at or 0793321474 during office hours.

The Goldsmith Centre, Anchorage Pavillion, and Newlands Pavillion also remain closed until further notice. The playgrounds at the Goldsmith Centre and New Lane, Sprotbrough and the skate park/ outdoor gym at Anchorage Park are also closed.

As you can appreciate this situation is changing daily and is unprecedented therefore your cooperation in this regard is greatly appreciated. Further updates will be posted on this website and Facebook page as they arise. For further information guidance relating to the virus please refer to the Government’s website;

Changes to Audit dates

The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 come into force on 20th April 2020. The regulations extend the statutory audit deadlines for 2019/20. The publication date for final audited accounts is now 30th November 2020 and the public inspection of draft accounts has been moved to September. In line with these regulations the Parish Council intend to hold the period for public inspection of the draft accounts between Tuesday 1st September and Monday 14th September. Further details will be available closer to the time.

Notice of alteration to the period of exercise of public rights to inspect the Council’s accounts
Year ended 31 March 2020

Sections 25 to 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 contain provisions giving interested persons and local government electors certain rights of inspection of the accounts and accounting records. Local government electors may also question the auditor about the accounting records and make an objection to the auditor.

The rights in Sections 26 and 27 must normally be exercised within a period of 30 working days, including the first 10 working days of July.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the government has introduced The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. Among other provisions, these still require a local council to set a 30 working-day period for the Exercise of Public Rights, but the council is now permitted to delay this, starting on or before 1 September 2020.

A further notice giving opportunity for the Exercise of Public Rights to inspect the Council’s accounts will be displayed in due course.

Emma Garner, The Clerk to the Council
Sprotbrough & Cusworth Parish Council

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