The real problem I have, related to my original question, is that the previous PC gave and erected an old noticeboard and two new benches to the church. There was nothing wrong with the noticeboard, just needed a lick of paint.
The 2 benches were purchased with a grant along with 4 others plus a village sign, etc. as part of the new, then, conservation area project.
I'm now of the PC and want to know what, if anything, the new PC can do to 'regularise' this situation? Do we just ignore it, which doesn't feel comfortable, or are there other options?
It also seems strange to me that the audit did not pick this up!