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Welcome to the website for Bransgore Parish Council.

Bransgore is a village and civil parish in the New Forest District of Hampshire. The parish includes the village of Thorney Hill, and the hamlets of Neacroft, Godwinscroft, Beckley, Hinton, and Waterditch. At the time of the last national census of 2001, Bransgore had a total population of 4,333 (of whom approximately half were aged between 20 and 64) and approximately 1746 distinct dwellings. Bransgore straddles the border of the New Forest National Park with the majority of the village being just outside of the park.

Bransgore Parish Council MapThe earliest deeds mentioning Bransgore date from the 1730s. The village was called, in 1759, “Bransgoer Common”, and in 1817 “Bransgrove”. The village developed in the 19th century when a church and a school were built.

Today Bransgore has a wide variety of shops including a Post Office, pharmacy, bakery, greengrocery, hairdresser, as well as take-away food shops. There are also several pubs with restaurants. Bransgore has a large village sports field with a children’s playground and other facilities used by local clubs.



Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234) 

1. Date of announcement: 24th June 2022

2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.  The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2022, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

Helen Klaassen, Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
Bransgore Parish Council
Bransgore Village Hall
116 Burley Road
BH23 8AY

Tel: 01425 674155

commencing on: Monday 27th June 2022 and ending on: Friday 5th August 2022

3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:
The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and

The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.

4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015.  The appointed auditor is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)
15 Westferry Circus
Canary Wharf
London E14 4HD

5. This announcement is made by Helen Klaassen, Clerk/RFO.