Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Oakham Town Council State Grant Thornton Does Not Produce an Audit Report

Oakham Town Council State Grant Thornton Does Not Produce an Audit Report

For some time now I have been asking for the external audit report to be brought to
Council to be formally accepted and recommendation as instructions and action.
Something that is required to be done so that we can answer the annual return this year.
In previous reports the External Auditor has mentioned this failing.

We should not receive reports and just file them away.

First our Mayor Adam Lowe said at a meeting Grant Thornton does not
produce a report?

Yesterday I wrote to the Clerk,  either the Clerk or the Assistant sent this
response:

Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 11:27 AM
From: Enquiries
To: "'Martin Brookes'"
Subject: Requests
Cllr Brookes,


Please see below information in response to your  requests.


001 09/02/17 – The External Auditor does not produce a report.

I  replied stating I would be publishing the email and sending it to Grant Thornton shortly
afterwards I received this reply:

Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 12:16 PM
From: Enquiries
To: "'Martin Brookes'"
Subject: RE: Requests

Cllr Brookes,
A hardcopy will be posted to you.


Oakham Town Council is an embarrassment to our County
it is childish and very damaging to members of our community.


OAKHAM TOWN COUNCIL OFFICE HAVE SENT ANOTHER EMAIL SAYING THE
EMAIL ABOVE IS NOT A RESPONSE TO MY EMAIL ABOUT THE EXTERNAL AUDIT

what is interesting is Oakham Town Council is constantly pulled up by Grant Thornton
for it failure to put the reports before council and they take no notice

below is a extract from a letter from Grant Thornton referring to the 2014 - 2015 External
Audit Report


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