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.  *Meetings are currently being held virtually: see notice below.


Clapton Cuppa is Back

Clapton Cuppa is a drop-in for a cuppa and a chat,  It was launched in January last year, but suspended in March.  However, and most happily, it has now resumed at the Black Horse, on the third Thursday of each month.  The next is on Thursday 18 August at 2.30 pm.  If you’d like to attend, know someone else who would, want to find out more etc, please contact ">Sarah Friend (our Village Agent), who is the co-ordinator.

Parish Council Meeting: Thursday 22 July 2021 – 7.30 pm

The next Parish Council Meeting  is on Thursday 22 July 2021, at 7.30 pm, in the Family Room at the Black Horse.  You can access the agenda and the minutes of the last meeting [5 May 2021] elsewhere on this website.

Village Events

Subject to sufficient lifting of  social-distancing requirements, the parish council hopes that village events will be able to resume later in the year.  It is planning:

  • Summer Village Barbecue – Monday 30 August 2021: 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm
  • Autumn Volunteer Tidy-Up – Sunday 17 October 2021: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
  • Act of Remembrance – Sunday 14 November 2021: 10.45 am
  • Carol-Singing Around the Christmas Tree – December 2021

More details will be published in due course.  It’d be great to see you at one, more or all of these

Community Engagement

The North Somerset Council Chief Executive and Community Engagement Officer attended the annual parish meeting in April and spoke about how North Somerset is improving its communication and engagement with the public, and with parish and town councils.  If you’d like to review what was said, the slides from the presentation are available as a pdf.

Hinkley Connection Project

The Hinkley Connection Project Team made a presentation, to councillors and residents, in March 2021, providing an update on progress and next steps.  If you’d like to review what was shown, the slide presentation is available as a pdf.

North Somerset Council Garden Waste Collection

North Somerset Council is making changes to its garden waste collection service from 1 April 2021.  You can read a summary of the reasons, the letter that has been sent to households, some FAQs and answers, and information about composting.  Please visit the NSC Garden Waste webpage for more information, check your collection schedule, and sign-up for the new service.