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.


Road Closure: Caswell Lane Under M5 Bridge – from 27 July 2020

North Somerset Council has given permission for closure of Caswell Lane under the M5 bridge, from Monday 27 July 2020, to allow the National Grid to lay new service ducts.  It is now anticipated that the closure will be lifted from mid-August (rather than extending until early-September as originally intended).  The National Grid will ensure that Caswell Lane is re-opened before Whitehouse Lane is closed from 19 August.

Road Closure: Whitehouse Lane – from 19 August 2020

North Somerset Council has given permission for the closure of Whitehouse Lane (between its junctions with Cadbury Camp Lane and Caswell Hill) for up to two weeks from Wednesday 19 August, to allow the National Grid to complete cabling work, involving trench digging.  They had hoped to manage this under traffic light control, but due to the narrowness of the road and the required depth of the trenches, this cannot be done safely.  The work will be completed as swiftly as possible.  However, the closure will be 24/7 and total for its duration.  The most up-to-date […]

Road Works on M5 J19 Southbound Slip Road: until November

The Highways Agency will be undertaking work to improve traffic flow on the M5 Junction 19 Southbound slip road, and the roundabout, from 29 June 2020, until November 2020, although not continuously.  When the work is taking place, there will be narrow lanes on slip road and roundabout during the day, and overnight closures (Monday to Friday, and some Sundays) between 8.00 pm and 6.00 am.  M5 J19 southbound exit slip-road will be closed overnight (8.00 pm to 6.00 pm) on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 August 2020.

Parish Council Meetings

While the parish council can no longer meet at The Black Horse, due to restrictions on public gatherings, it can now meet remotely, and did so on Thursday 28 May 2020, with those who live and work in the village invited to join the meeting via Zoom.  Currently, the parish council does not intend to meet again until September 2020.

Coronavirus Information

The “Useful Links” page of this website has been updated with links to various Government, NHS and North Somerset Council sources of information, advice and support about coronavirus.  From the main North Somerset Council website page, you can access information about how its various services have been affected.

Coronavirus Assistance for Farmers

Any farmer unable to care for livestock due to coronavirus can contact North Somerset Council Trading Services and the Farming Community Network for advice, guidance and practical assistance.  Contact details are attached.