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Weymouth Town Council passes first external audit

Weymouth Town Council has passed an external audit for its first year in operation. The audit examined the council’s first Annual Return, which includes findings from a review of the council’s financial accounts, along with Governance and Financial Statements.

Cllr Gray, chair of the Finance and Governance Committee said:

‘We’re extremely proud to have achieved this in our first year. We aim to be open and transparent about the way we manage finances. The external audit provides reassurance that we are financially sound and adhering to our accounting and auditing responsibilities.’

Weymouth Town Council was set up in 2019 as part of the local government reorganisation in Dorset. Once Weymouth and Portland Borough Council ceased to exist in April 2019, Weymouth would have been the only area in Dorset without a town or parish council.

The council comprises 29 town councillors and covers the same wards in Weymouth as the previous borough council.