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.


Hinkley Point Connection Project Drop-In Sessions

The Hinkley Point Connection Project team are offering two drop-in sessions for the public to find out more about the work that is about to start, between Portishead and Nailsea.  This primarily affects the part of our village around Whitehouse Lane and Cadbury Camp Lane, as well as parts of Caswell Lane and Caswell Hill just beyond our boundaries.

The sessions are:

  • Tuesday 28 January 2020: 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm at Tickenham Village Hall
  • Thursday 13 February 2020: 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm at the Cross Tree Centre, Wraxall

Further information in the flyer and invitation, and […]

Be Winter Ready

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

TrueSpeed Broadband

TrueSpeed are offering to deliver ultrafast broadband directly to residents’ doors – subject to sufficient interest.  Following the information event in July 2019, several residents have expressed interest – but more need to do so for the project to proceed.  If you would like to express interest, please do so through the TrueSpeed website

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Following this year’s uncontested ordinary election, there is a parish councillor vacancy.  The parish council will be looking to co-opt a councillor at its next meeting on 21 November 2019.  If you’re interested in being considered – or finding out more about what’s involved – please get in touch by the end of October.

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.

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