Rackenford Village Devon | large North Devon Parish Covering 4000 acres | Exmoor


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Welcome to Rackenford

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Rackenford is a large North Devon parish, covering 4000 acres of high ground below Exmoor and between Tiverton (8 miles) and South Molton (10 miles). About 300 of the total population of 400 live in the small village of Rackenford itself and the very small hamlet of Creacombe. Both are ringed by farms, and agriculture is still the largest single source of employment. Unlike so many small villages, we still have our school, our village shop, a traditional village local The Stag Inn and a social club, and this site gives you information on all of our organisations. We also maintain a strong tradition of village events. You can discover Village Day on Rackenford Common, the November 5th bonfire, the Garden Club's spring and autumn shows to name a few. A truly great village with a vibrant community!
We hope you will find useful information on places to stay and on the many local services available.
Dates for your diary
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Gardening club

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Children's colouring in pages will be in the Rackenford Shop from March 19th

Parish Council Meetings for 2016
All held on a Tuesday in Rackenford School at 7:30pm

January 12th
March 8th
May 10th
July 12th
September 13th
November 8th

Have you got a local event or diary date?

Just send us an email with the details to go on this section


Parish Clerk Required

Rackenford & Creacombe Parish Council is looking for a new parish clerk. This is a large parish with a small population of under 400. The Council meets every other month, normally on a Tuesday evening, with occasional extra meetings. Working from home, the clerk prepares the minutes, deals with correspondence and keeps the books, an average of 2 hours per week. Basic computer literacy and good numeracy are essential. The present clerk will be available for handover in September/October and training courses will be paid for as needed. Pay at NALC hourly rates according to experience; these start at £8.817.
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Further details and application form by emailing Sarah Child. Closing date for applications August 31.

The Stag Inn Appeal

The Parish Council and over 40 individuals objected to North Devon on the owner of The Stag Inn's applications in 2015 to demolish The Stag hall and build a house on the site of that and the pub carpark. These were refused, and the owner's appeal against refusal was dismissed by a planning inspector on April 16 2016. His decision letter can be read on the Planning Inspectorate site - reference APP/X1118/Y/15/3138722.
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Rackenford 20 year plan

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Plan Introduction

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Draft plan

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Plan map


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Community benefit

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Your local crime map
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Your nearest police station

Parish Council:
Olwen Smith 01398 341764
Graham Lamb 01884 881596