Planned Maintenance Works to Monkey Jump Access Track

The Parish Council would like to inform residents and visitors to Monkey Jump that the access track will be closed from Monday 10th August for up to 3 days between 8am-6pm for planned maintenance works to the access track.

This work is weather dependent. Letters will be going out today to those residents affected by the closure.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused

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Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 25, 26 and 27
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)
The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/404)


1. Date of announcement: 1 July 2020

2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.

The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit 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 2020, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

The Clerk, Wellow Parish Council, Parish Office, Village Hall, Buttons Lane, West Wellow, S051 6BR

Tel No. 01794 323275

commencing on Monday 6 July 2020
and ending on Friday 14 August 2020
(between the hours of 10.00am and 12 noon, Mon - Wed inclusive)

3. 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.

4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015.

The appointed auditor is:
PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)
15 Westferry Circus
Canary Wharf
London E14 4HD

5. This announcement is made by:
Sharon Whitehouse, Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer, Wellow Parish Council

Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2020 – Notice of Public Rights – for further details please visit this link

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) Part 3, including Internal Auditor’s Report

In accordance with statutory requirements, please see below the 19/20 AGAR for Wellow Parish Council, reflecting its financial position as at end March 2020.

The statement and draft accounts have been submitted to the external auditor for approval.

Coronavirus Local Information



Wellow Help Group

This long established group is in need of some more volunteer drivers.

If, when this pandemic is over, some of the very kind and helpful people that stepped forward in our hour of need, feel they would like to continue as a volunteer, please give Ann Jarrett a call on 01794 322469.

We would love to be able to boost our ageing band of current drivers with some new blood. - 'Your village needs you!'

Thank you.

Naomi Shrimpton
Ann Jarrett

Annual Parish Report 2020

Unfortunately the Annual Parish Meeting scheduled for April did not take place due to the Coronavirus.  However, the usual report has been produced for residents to provide an update on what the Parish Council has achieved in 19/20 and what its plans are for the next 12 months.

Cold Calling

Hampshire Police and Trading Standards want to remind people not to be pressured into signing up for services and goods that they don’t actually need.