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.


2017/18 Unaudited Accounts

As required by law, the Parish Council unaudited accounts for 2017/18 will be available for inspection from 4 June 2018 (until 13 July 2018), by appointment with the Clerk.  The Annual Governance and Accounting Statements have been published on the Budgets & Accounts page of this website.

Village Fete: Sunday 10 June 2018 – 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm

This year’s fete will be at Glenny Wood Scout Campsite.  Lots of fun to be had by all (except dogs, as none can be allowed): stalls, barbecue, children’s races, music, tombola, entertainment.  Very limited parking on site: please walk if you can.  If you’re able to help, please contact Teresa Thomas

Village Tidy-Up: Sunday 17 June 2018 – 10.00 am

All villagers, including families, are invited to take part in a volunteer village tidy-up, for a couple of hours.  Please wear suitable clothing and stout shoes, and meet in the Black Horse car-park.  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.  A great way to spend Fathers’ Day morning

Village Barbecue: Monday 27 August 2018 – 12.30 pm

Village Barbecue, starting at 12.30 pm, in Millennium (Tynings) Wood.  Barbecue and fuel provided.  Please bring your own blanket, chair, food, drink – and friends!  All very much welcome. Prior to the barbecue, from 10.30 am, there will be an opportunity to participate in the planting/sowing of native wild-flower seeds in the wood. Great way to enjoy the last Bank Holiday of the summer

Parish Council Mailing List

If you wish to receive emails from us about meetings and village events, please sign-up using the boxes on the right-hand side of this screen.  We only store your name and email address, and don’t share this information with anyone else.  We hope you’ll want to keep in touch with us; we want to keep in touch with you.  Thank you

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Following Councillor Clive Roberts’s resignation, there is a parish councillor vacancy.  If you are interested in finding out about this role, please contact the Parish Clerk or speak  with the Ben George [Chair].