Public Statement of Accounts

Statement of Accounts for the Year Ended 31st March and previous years accounts.






The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Notice is hereby given that the Unaudited Statement of Accounts of Torridge District Council, in respect of the financial year ended 31 March 2019 are published as required by the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.


Our auditor, Grant Thornton, has been unable to conclude the Audit due to a peak period of working during June and July, when all local government accounts are audited. Grant Thornton has confirmed that it takes full responsibility for this, and is aiming to conclude its work by 17 September 2019, using specialists in the local government audit.


The Unaudited Statement of Accounts is published below and will be replaced with the Audited Statement of accounts on or after 17 September 2019.


Name: Steve Hearse, Section 151 Officer

Address: Riverbank House, Bideford, EX39 2QG

Email: accountancy@torridge.gov.uk


Our appointed auditor is:

Alex Walling

Grant Thornton, 2 Glass Wharf, Bristol, BS2 0EL


Notice of Appointment of Auditor from 2018/19-2022/23 

For audits of Council accounts from 1 April 2018, Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) is responsible for appointing an auditor to principal local government and police bodies that have chosen to opt into its national auditor appointment arrangements.  Torridge District Council opted into this arrangement.

On 14 December 2017, the PSAA board approved the appointment of Grant Thornton (UK) LLP to audit the accounts of Torridge District Council for a period of five years, covering the accounts from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2023.  This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015.


Previous years accounts can be viewed below: