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 Barbecue: Monday 26 August 2019 – 12.30 pm

Village Barbecue, starting at 12.30 pm, in Millennium (Tynings) Wood on Bank Holiday Monday.  Barbecue and fuel provided.  Please bring your own blanket, chair, food, drink – and friends!  All very much welcome.

Road Closures in Portishead (B3124)

North Somerset Council will be resurfacing parts of the B3124 in Portishead during a four week period from 29 July 2019, which will include 24-hour road closures.  This will affect access from our village to Portishead, and, at the start of the period, towards Clevedon.  Please see North Somerset’s letter for the schedule of works and road closures.  During the first week, the very bottom part of Clapton Lane will be closed, and there will be no through access; during the second week, there will be no through access during site working hours, but outside of […]

Act of Remembrance: Sunday 10 November 2019 – 10.45 am

All villagers are warmly invited to take part in this year’s Act of Remembrance.  Optional walk from The Black Horse, leaving at 10.25 am, for service in St Michael’s Church at 10.45 am.  Refreshments served in church afterwards.

You can read more about our village war memorial and those who served during the World Wars in the booklet prepared by David Hounsell

We Will Remember Them

Recycling and Waste Collections

North Somerset Council is having problems making waste and recycling collections on time, and catching-up with missed collections.  It apologises to residents and asks that they leave containers out.  Missed collections should be reported directly to North Somerset online through Council Connect

They also suggest residents might wish to follow North Somerset Council and North Somerset Recycling and Waste on Facebook for updates.

Rural Connections in North Somserset

The West of England Rural Network (WERN) has funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, for a “Rural Connections” project, which supports older people living in rural areas to connect with their communities, and reduce loneliness.  Sarah Friend [our Village Agent] will make a presentation about the project at the start of the parish council meeting on 18 July 2019, discussing her ideas, and seeking suggestions from residents.

TrueSpeed Broadband

TrueSpeed are offering to deliver ultrafast broadband directly to residents’ doors – subject to sufficient interest.  Following the information event in July 2019, some further drop-in sessions are being planned.  Dates, times and venues to follow.  In the meantime, if you would like to express interest, please do so through the TrueSpeed website