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.


Annual Parish Council Meeting – May 2021

This year’s annual parish council meeting will be held on Wednesday 5 May, starting at 7.30 pm, using Zoom.  All those living or working in the village are most welcome to join us.

M5 Junction 19 Southbound Roundabout Closure: March 2021

Highways England need to close the southbound side of the M5 Junction 19 roundabout overnight [9.00 pm – 6.00 am] on both Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 March 2021.  There will be no access on to or off of the southbound side of the roundabout (gyratory) at J19.  It will not be possible to leave or join the southbound M5 at that junction, nor will there be access to/from Martcombe Road.  Further information and contact details are on Highways England’s “postcard”.

Hinkley Connection Project

The Hinkley Connection Project Team will make a presentation, to councillors and residents, on Thursday 11 March 2021 at 7.00 pm, providing an update on progress and next steps.  The presentation is joint with Wraxall & Failand.  Details of how to join, by Zoom, are available at the end of the agenda for their parish council meeting, which takes place immediately upon conclusion of the presentation.

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.

Census 2021

Census Day is Sunday 21 March 2021.  The ten-yearly census provides information about society’s current, and likely future, needs.  For the first time, you’ll be able to complete and submit your household’s census return online.  The Census 2021 team will be providing details of how to respond shortly.

North Somerset Local Plan 2038

Having consulted in Autumn 2020 with the public to gauge opinion about its Local Plan 2038, North Somerset Council has now published a consultation statement, summarising the findings and indicating its next steps.