A meeting for presentation and approval of the 2019-2020 Annual Financial Return was held in the Welfare Park at 7.31pm on Wednesday 19th August 2020:
PRESENT: Councillors: Carolyn Edwards (Chair); Amanda Doherty (Vice Chair); Menna Mortimore; Philippa Richards & Rhian Williams.
Also Present: Clive Baker – Clerk to Blaengwrach Community Council;
There were no members of the Public Present.
01/20 – Apologies for Absence: Councillors Chris Kelly & Rhian Watts;
02/20 – Declaration(s) of Interest: Councillor Carolyn Edwards declared her interest as a County Councillor of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council;
03/20 – Presentation & Agreement of the Internal Auditor`s Report & Annual Return for Year Ending 31st March 2020 – The Clerk/RFO (Responsible Financial Officer) presented the above to the Council.
The points made by the Internal Auditor (H R Harris & Partners) were noted by the Council and any actions suggested by them will be acted upon to be put into place by the end of the 2020-201 Financial Year.
The figures in the Annual Return, all paperwork in relation to it & the Explanation of Variances (the difference in each section of the return between the 2018-2019 figures and this of 2019-2020) were examined by the Council and it was agreed that the Chair & RFO should sign the return and forward it to the External Auditor (BDO).
Any recommendations/observations made by the External Auditors will be discussed in the next available monthly meeting after the External Auditor`s Report is received.
The Meeting closed at 7.45pm.