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.

Notices

Coronavirus Information

The “Useful Links” page of this website has been updated with links to various Government, NHS and North Somerset Council sources of information, advice and support about coronavirus.  From the main North Somerset Council website page, you can access information about how its various services have been affected.

Parish Council Meetings

All parish council meetings are currently suspended, due to the restrictions on gathering in public.

Clapton Cuppa

The new Clapton Cuppa drop-in for a cuppa and a chat, launched in January 2020, is currently suspended; hopefully, to be reinstated later in the year.  Watch this space.  And stay safe and well at home.

Hinkley Connection Project Roads Update

The contractors for the Hinkley Connection Project are now working locally, which will necessitate some road closures and traffic control under temporary lights over coming weeks and months.  A summary of these has been provided, which includes links to obtain further information.

Whitehouse Lane Closure

The contractors working for the National Grid Hinkley Point Project need to close Whitehouse Lane (between its junctions with Cuckoo Lane and Caswell Hill) for about 18 days from 14 April 2020.  As you will anticipate, the diversion route is lengthy.  After the road re-opens, there will be some traffic control by temporary lights to allow contractor vehicles to cross the road.

Burglaries

There have been two burglaries recently in the village, in which entry was forced to a shed and storage containers, and power-tools and specialist equipment stolen.  Further details in the police notice, which includes information about how to contact them should you have any information to share.  Please be vigilant of your own out-buildings and report any incidents promptly to the police.