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Notice of delayed approval

Certification and approval of annual accounts for 2021-22

Regulation 15(1) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 (as amended) requires that Responsible Financial Officer of Gresford Community Council sign and date the statement of accounts, and certify that it properly presents Gresford Community Council’s receipts and payments for the year. The Regulations required that this be completed by 30 June 2022.

The 2021/22 statutory deadlines are shown in the table below along with extended deadlines provided by Welsh Government due to the continuation of the pandemic.

Draft Statement of Accounts deadlines 

Item                                                         Statutory deadline           Extended deadline
Draft Statement of Accounts               30 June 2022                         31 August 2022
Audited Statement of Accounts          30 Sept 2022                         30 November 2022

The Responsible Financial Officer has not signed and certified the accounts for the year ended 31 March 2022 due to the impact of COVID-19 on staff resources and additional work to finalise the accounts this year, and will work within the extended deadlines.

Regulation 15(2) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 (as amended) requires that, following the certification by the Responsible Financial Officer referred to above, the Council must approve the accounts. The Regulations require that this be completed by 30 June 2022.

The Council has been unable to meet to approve the accounts as the Responsible Financial Officer has not yet prepared the accounts.

The Bell Monument and garden


Gresford Community Council works with the communities of Gresford and Marford and Hoseley to ensure they remain attractive, inclusive and safe places to live. Community Councillors are residents who volunteer their time to help with the provision of services and to improve the local area. The Council raises a budget each year (the Precept) which is contributed from the rates paid by households to spend in the local area. Council responsibilities include the provision of footway lighting, looking after the cemetery, school crossing patrols, children’s playgrounds, the lake and many other local facilities.