Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Articles 17 and 18 of the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 and the Local Government (Accounts and Audit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006:
From 8th August to 4th September 2008 inclusive (excluding Bank Holidays) between 9:00am and 16:15pm on Monday to Friday, any member of the public, on application in advance in writing to the Director of Finance, Townhall, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, may inspect the accounts of the Fermanagh District Council for the year ended 31st March 2008, and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to them and make copies of thereof.
Notice is also given that on Friday 5th September 2008, at the request of an interested person, the local government auditor, will give that person an opportunity to question the auditor about the accounts, and that any such interested person may attend before the auditor and make objections:-
(i) as to any matter in respectof which the auditor could taken action under Articles 19 or 20 of the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 or
(ii) as to any other matter in respect of which the auditor could make a report under Article 9 of that Order. No Objection may be made unless the auditor has received written notice of the proposed objection, stating the facts on which the interested person proposes to rely and containing, so far as possible:-
(a) particulars of any item of account which is alleged to be contrary to law
(b) particulars of-
(i) any person from whom it is alleged that the auditor should certify under Articles 20 of the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order that a sum or amount of loss or deficiency is due, and
(ii) that sum amount , and
(c)particulars of any matter in respect of which it is proposed that the auditor should make a report under Article 9 of that Order. Such written requests and notices should be sent to the auditor, Mr Stephen Knox at 106 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1EU. A copy of any notice of proposed objection must be sent to the Council at the address below.
"Interested person" means:
(a) a local governnent elector for the district of the body to which the audit relates;
(b) a person liable for rates in respect of any hereditament situated in that district; or
(c) a representative of a person mentioned in (a) or (b).
Fermanagh District Council