Each year Petworth Town Council’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 documents including the annual internal audit report certificate, the internal end of year audit report, the annual governance statement and the accounting statements for 2020/21 can be found below.

Internal End of Year Audit Report Certificate 2020-21

Internal End of Year Audit Report

Section 1 – Annual Governance Statement

Section 2 – Accounting Statements

As the AGAR documents are yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, they are 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 2021, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

Laura Smith (Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer)

Petworth Town Council, The Old Bakery, Golden Square, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0AP


01798 344883

The full notice can be found below.


The Town Council’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:

Moore East Stephens, Rutland House, Minerva Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough PW2 6PZ.