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

2019/20 Unaudited Accounts

As required by law, the Parish Council unaudited accounts for 2019/20 will be available for inspection from 1 June 2020 (until 10 July 2020), by appointment with the Clerk.  The Annual Governance and Accounting Statements have been published on the Budgets & Accounts page of this website.

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 virtually, and will do so on Thursday 28 May 2020.  Those who live and work in the village are invited to join the virtual meeting via Zoom.  Details are on the agenda.  Whether and when to hold further meetings will be determined as required.

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.

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.

Clapton Cuppa

The new Clapton Cuppa drop-in for a cuppa and a chat, launched in January 2020, is currently suspended; hopefully, to be reinstated later in the year.  Watch this space.  And stay safe and well at home.

Hinkley Connection Project Roads Update

The contractors for the Hinkley Connection Project are now working locally, which will necessitate some road closures and traffic control under temporary lights over coming weeks and months.  A summary of these has been provided, as well as a reminder of where to find further information.