The Community Council usually meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7.00pm. During the current health crisis meeting are being held virtually via Zoom. Details of how to log into these meetings are provided at the top of each Agenda which is displayed on the relevant pages below and advertised via the Rackheath Community Facebook page. The Public are welcome to log in, attend and listen or raise matters for the Council’s attention.
Meeting Dates for 2020
The Community Council is a statutory consultee on planning and Rackheath planning applications are considered by the Planning Committee at a public meeting held prior to the Council Meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month when required.
Agendas for all meetings are published as appropriate by the Thursday before the meeting.
Forthcoming meeting dates:
Planning and Parish Council Meetings:
Parks and Leisure Committee Meetings:
The Role of the Clerk
The Clerk is the ‘Proper Officer’ of the Council who is responsible for the smooth running of the Council’s business. He/she is the first point of contact for the Council and all correspondence comes to the Clerk.
Responsibility for implementing the decisions of the Council rests with the Clerk along with giving professional guidance where necessary whilst remaining neutral and discrete. The Clerk is also responsible for financial management.
The Clerk prepares, circulates and displays agendas in public places. She/he signs notices and summonses with a list of business to be transacted but does not have the power to fix the meetings of the Council. The Clerk is required to attend meetings, take minutes, keep Council minutes in a book and hold other documents.
A member of the Council may be appointed as Clerk without remuneration but nowadays it is more usual to appoint someone who is not a councillor to be paid for the work they undertake.