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 War Memorial Booklet

Village resident, and diligent village historian, Mr David Hounsell has prepared a booklet about our village war memorial and those who served during the two World Wars

Act of Remembrance: Sunday 11 November 2018 – 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

Caswell Lane Closure: Friday 16 November 2018

North Somerset Council is closing Caswell Lane in Portbury from the M5 bridge for about 110 metres eastward, including the junction with Caswell Hill to undertake patching work on Friday 16 November 2018: 8.00 am – 5.00 pm.

The Owls of Pill: Wednesday 5 December 2018 – 7.30 pm

The Owls of Pill will be performing at The Black Horse, bringing their unique blend of Dickensian costume, charm and carols.  As they say “Tain’t Christmas ’til yu’v heard the Owls”

National Grid Hinkley Connection Project

Representatives of the National Grid Hinkley Connection Project made a preliminary presentation to the September 2017 parish council meeting, explaining how they will minimise the effects of the work (from 2019) in our village.  More information on the Project Website (look at the Tickenham to Portishead section of “In Your Area”).  There will be a further presentation next year, once the contractor has been appointed.

Services at St Michael’s Church

As well as the Act of Remembrance on Sunday 11 November 2018 at 10.45 am, St Michael’s Church will hold a Christmas Service on Sunday 23 December 2018 at 3.00 pm