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The Community Council usually meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm.  The Public are welcome to attend and listen or raise matters for the Council’s attention during the public participation section of the meeting.  The agenda is also published on the Council's noticeboards and Facebook page.  


Meeting Dates


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 or within the Council Meeting as indicated below.

Forthcoming meeting dates:

Community Council Meetings:

  • Monday 18 March 2024

  • Monday 15 April 2024

  • Monday 20 May 2024

  • Monday 17 June 2024

  • Monday 15 July 2024

  • No meeting in August

  • Monday 16 September 2024

  • Monday 21 October 2024

  • Monday 18 November 2024

  • Monday 16 December 2024

Annual Community Meeting:

  • Tuesday 21st May 2024

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.

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