If you're interested in joining the Parish Council, please contact the clerk.
About the Community Council
Rackheath Community Council has Councillors who are elected every 4 years, the last election was in May 2023. We currently have vacancies for 4 new members. If you are interested in joining the Council please talk to one of the current Councillors and/or contact the Community Clerk for more information.
Your Community Councillors can be contacted via the Clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Role of a Councillor
They are elected to represent the interest of the local community as a whole and promote a harmonious local environment. The number of elected Councillors depends on the size of the area, in Rackheath we are able to have 11 Councillors.
Local Councils are the first tier of governance and are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue. They are democratically elected local authorities and exist in England, Wales and Scotland. The term 'Local Council' is synonymous with ' Parish Council, 'Town Council' and 'Community Council'.
Local Councils are made up of locally elected Councillors. They are legally obliged to hold at least four meetings a year. Most meet on a monthly cycle to discuss council business and hear from local residents. District and County Councillors regularly attend parish meetings and report at the Annual Parish meeting. Councillors are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis.
Councillors must abide by a Code of Conduct, a set of rules on how Councillors are expected to behave. They must also declare their financial interests in the community, details of which are kept by the District Council.
For a list of Parish Councillor's Interests, please visit Broadland District Council Parish and Town Council Register of Interests page.