Every smaller authority in England with an annual turnover of £6.5 million or less must complete an annual return at the end of each financial year in accordance with proper practices summarising its activities. In this annual return the term 'smaller authority'* includes a Parish Meeting, a Parish Council, a Town Council and an Internal Drainage Board.

The annual return on pages 2 to 4 is made up of three sections:

– Sections 1 and 2 are completed by the smaller authority. Smaller authorities must approve Section 1 before Section 2.
– Section 3 is completed by the external auditor.

In addition, the internal audit report is completed by the smaller authority's internal audit provider.

Each smaller authority must approve Section 1 and Section 2 in order and in accordance with the requirements of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.

Annual Returns for recent years are available for download below

2017 / 18
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Financial Information 2017/18

2016 / 17

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Annual Return 2016/17

Audit Dates 2016/17

Financial Information 2016/17


2015 / 16

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Fordwich Notice 2015/16

Accounting Statements 2015/16

Governance Statement 2015/16

Financial Information 2015/16

Audit Report 2015/16

Audit Conclusion 2015/16


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2015 Financial Information