Welcome to the website of Clapton-in-Gordano Parish Council

Clapton in Gordano is a rural village in North Somerset close to Portishead and Clevedon.

Its most famous building is the Black Horse pub named around the time of the thriving local coal industry.

There are numerous listed buildings – mainly ancient Somerset farms. Clapton Court Farm dates from the 15th century and the Church of St Michael dates from Norman times.

See also the Wikipedia.

The Parish Council has six members and meets every two months usually on the third Thursday at 7.30 pm in a room at the Black Horse. Dates of meetings may vary according to public notice. Members of the public are most welcome to attend and may speak during the public participation item of the agenda. Parish Council Meeting Dates.


Village Tidy-Up: Sunday 15 October 2017 – 10.00 am

All villagers, including families, are invited to take part in a volunteer village tidy-up, for a couple of hours.  Please wear suitable clothing and stout shoes, and meet in the Black Horse car-park.  Tools will be provided, as will hi-viz vests (the wearing of which are obligatory).  Have fun improving the village’s appearance with your neighbours, and perhaps reward yourself with a drink in the pub afterwards

Change of Parish Council Meeting Date

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Thursday 23 November 2017, rather than 16 November as previously advised.  Still starting at 7.30 pm and still in the Family Room at The Black Horse.  Looking ahead, 2018 meetings dates have also been agreed.

New Parish Councillor Appointment

At its meeting on 21 September 2017, the parish council co-opted Mr Derek Roberts to fill the parish councillor vacancy created by Mrs Teresa Thomas’s resignation.

Control of Ragwort Spread

Under The Weeds Act 1959, landowners are required to take action to prevent the spread of specified weeds, including ragwort, which can present a risk to horses.  The website of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) provides useful guidance about how its spread can be controlled.

Community Oil Buying

WERN can help people to save money when purchasing heating oil, by combining orders from individuals and placing a bulk order once a month, at the lowest available price.  Full details on the West of England Rural Network (WERN) website.

Village Fete

The Fete Committee is very grateful to those who contributed items, prizes and their time in preparation for this year’s fete, which was cancelled due to poor weather.  The Committee has decided not to reschedule it for 2017.  A date for next year’s fete will be publicised in due course.