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Ruckinge Parish Council comprises seven elected Members and employs a Clerk to the Parish. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each calendar month, except for January and August. The venue alternates between Ruckinge Village Hall (October to April) and Bromley Green Hall (May to September).

The role of the Parish Council is to represent the interests of the whole community. It is a part of local government supporting the democratic process. Parish Councils provide a focus for the community to identify concerns and projects, and endeavour to solve them locally themselves.

The Parish Council is a corporate body, and a legal entity, separate from that of its Members and is accountable to the local community.