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 fourth 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.


Spring Village tidy up on Sunday March 24th

Litter picking people needed for the Spring Village tidy up on Sunday March 24th

From 10am meeting outside the Black Horse pub until about 12
All welcome (including children) it’s a great opportunity to have a walk around the village and makes a real difference to our environment

**Compulsory Hi-vis vests, gloves, litter pickers etc will be provided and there will be prizes!**

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Flower Troughs

As you will have noticed the flower troughs in the village are looking pretty sorry for themselves. The Parish Council wanted to reach out to the local residents and businesses to see if anyone would be interested in sponsoring the purchase of a new one.

Avrils are selling them for £140 each.
If you or your business would be interested in this please do contact either the clerk or a member of the Parish Council


Please find attached a document which the Parish Council hope will help those struggling with a poor broadband connection.
Please contact us if you feel you have any useful additions.

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Clapton Cuppa

Clapton Cuppa is an informal casual drop-in for a cuppa and a chat, held at The Black Horse, on the third Thursday of each month at 2.30 pm (until 4.30 pm).  The next is on 21st March 2024.  If you’d like to attend, know someone else who would, want to find out more etc, please contact Sarah Friend (our Village Agent), who is the co-ordinator: and 07422-078548

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Parish Councillor Vacancies

We don’t have enough councillors.  The Parish Council risks being merged with a neighbouring one: we don’t want this to happen.  We need more councillors.  No specific background, knowledge or skills are required.  A bit of time and a commitment to our village are what is important.  If you’re interested, want to find out more, or can help, please have a look at the recruitment leaflet, and get in touch.  Thank you!

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Parish Council Meetings

The next meeting of the parish council will be on Thursday 21st March 2024, at 7.30 pm in the Family Room at the Black Horse.  All those who live or work in the village are welcome to attend.