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.


Clapton Cuppa: Thursday 20 February 2020 – 2.30 pm

Clapton Cuppa is a new event, held on the third Thursday afternoon each month, in the Family Room at The Black Horse.   Come and drop-in for a cuppa and chat; we’d love to see you.  Meet old friends, and make new.  Hope you can come!

For more information, contact Mrs Sarah Friend [Village Agent, WERN]: 07422-078548 and sarah@wern.org.uk

Next dates: Thursdays 19 March, 16 April, 21 May and 18 June 2020, all 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Village Tidy-Up: Sunday 29 March 2020 – 10.00 am

All villagers, including families, are invited to spend a couple of hours taking part in a volunteer village tidy-up.  Please wear suitable clothing and stout shoes, and meet in the Black Horse car-park.  Tasks suitable for all.  Tools will be provided, as will hi-viz vests (the wearing of which are obligatory).  Have fun improving the village’s appearance with your neighbours, and perhaps reward yourself with a drink in the pub afterwards

TrueSpeed Broadband

TrueSpeed want to deliver ultrafast broadband directly to the doors of homes in our village – subject to sufficient interest.  Following the information event in July 2019, quite a lot of residents have expressed interest – but a few more need to do so for the project to proceed.  If we meet the threshold soon, connection by the end of 2020 should be feasible. You can express your interest through the TrueSpeed website

Be Winter Ready

Western Power Distribution has issued a reminder poster to help householders be “ready for winter”

Parish Councillor Vacancy

We have a parish councillor vacancy.  If you’re interested in being considered – or finding out more about what’s involved – please get in touch.

Sustainable Travel

If you’re looking for information about sustainable travel, including electric vehicles, you might like to visit the Go Ultra Low West project website.