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 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 the Easter Egg hunt 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!
The thatched Stag Inn, with its cobbled tunnel through which sheep used to be driven into the yard while their owners refreshed themselves after market, is literally, and usually socially, at the centre of the parish. Much to Rackenford's relief, in 2017 The Stag acquired a new owner for the whole site and after restoring this much loved building to its original state is now open every day except Monday and Tuesday.
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Fresh fruit & vegetables
Rackenford Shop delivers fresh fruit and vegetables to homes in Rackenford
and the surrounding area twice per week.
Simply send your order via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Order by Saturday midday. We’ll deliver the following Tuesday
(or collect from the shop between 4- 6pm on Tuesday)
Order by Wednesday midday. We’ll deliver the following Friday
(or collect from the shop between 4- 6pm on Friday)
VACANCY FOR A CLERK AT RACKENFORD AND CREACOMBE PARISH COUNCIL
Rackenford & Creacombe Parish Council is looking for a new Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer. 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 2-3 hours per week. Basic computer literacy and good numeracy are essential. The present clerk will be available for handover at the end of July and training courses will be paid for as needed. Pay at NALC hourly rates according to experience and qualifications. Further details and application form from Sarah Child email here.
Closing date for applications 14th July 2020.
Plans for Rackenford Common
The Parish Council has received funding from the Batsworthy wind farm for the children’s play sections of the plan. The weather has held up progress with the drainage which is needed for the new play area for younger children, but we hope to do this in May with a view to completing the play area by August. Meanwhile work stated this week ( March 16) on Phase 1, the zip wire for older children with a sweet track through some marshy ground.