What is the right to inspect Parish Council accounts?

National legislation — the Local Audit and Accountability Act (2014) and the Accounts and Audit Regulations (2015) — gives registered voters the right to inspect their local authority's accounts, ask questions about them and object to them, during a period of 30 working days every year.

The 30 working day period must include a common period of inspection during which all smaller authorities' accounting records are available to inspect.

For 2023-2024 accounts this was 1-12 July 2024 Link to Notice 

For 2022-2023 accounts this was 3-14 July 2023 Link to Notice 

 Guide to your Rights

Link to Downley Parish Council Finance webpage

Link to Downley Parish Council  Annual Report webpage


Looks like Downley Parish Council missed the deadline for the common period of inspection for EOY 31st March 2023 accounts but got it right for EOY 31st March 2024