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.


Flood Risk Advice

The Environment Agency has launched a new campaign providing advice for households at risk of flooding.  You can access this information on the Prepare Act Survive campaign website

Household and Vehicle Security

Over recent weeks there has been a spate of break-ins in Portishead, with thieves entering homes through unlocked doors, removing keys to out-buildings, garages and vehicles, and stealing items of value from these.  This has been done in a highly organised manner, with several properties on the same road being hit on in a single night.  Please keep your homes, garages and vehicles locked at all times.

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

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”

Christmas Carol Service at St Michael’s Church

This year’s Christmas Carol Service at St Michael’s Church will be on Sunday 23 December 2018 at 3.00 pm

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.