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.

Notices

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: Tuesday 9 July 2019 – 7.00 pm

TrueSpeed are offering to deliver ultrafast broadband directly to residents’ doors – subject to sufficient interest, and are holding an information event on Tuesday 9 July 2019 to allow villagers to find out more

2018/19 Unaudited Accounts

As required by law, the Parish Council unaudited accounts for 2018/19 will be available for inspection from 3 June 2019 (until 12 July 2019), by appointment with the Clerk.  The Annual Governance and Accounting Statements have been published on the Budgets & Accounts page of this website.

Village Barbecue: Monday 26 August 2019 – 12.30 pm

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

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Following this year’s uncontested ordinary election, there is a parish councillor vacancy.  The parish council will be looking to co-opt a councillor at its next meeting on 18 July 2019.  If you’re interested in being considered – or finding out more about what’s involved – please get in touch by the end of June.