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.


Summer Concert: Friday 28 June 2019 – 7.00 pm

This year’s Friends of St Michael’s Church Summer Concert is on Friday 28 June 2019 at 7.00 pm in church.  Just £10 secures you a concert ticket, glass of wine and some nibbles.  You’ll have an enjoyable evening, and help raise funds to enhance the church facilities.  Tickets available from Yvonne James, Phil Joyner and Peter Hills (01275-858809 and 07748-507166), or by email to stmichaelsclapton@gmail.com

2018/19 Unaudited Accounts

As required by law, the Parish Council unaudited accounts for 2018/19 will be available for inspection from 3 June 2019 (until 12 July 2019), by appointment with the Clerk.  The Annual Governance and Accounting Statements have been published on the Budgets & Accounts page of this website.

Village Barbecue: Monday 26 August 2019 – 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.

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 18 July 2019.  If you’re interested in being considered – or finding out more about what’s involved – please get in touch by the end of June.

M5 Junction 19 Closures: May & June 2019

Highways England is undertaking resurfacing work on the Northbound carriageway through Junction 19.  This will be done under lane closures where possible, but there will be some overnight (8.00 pm – 6.00 am) closures of each of the slip roads, and the full carriageway.  Please see closure dates and diversion routes (as notified by Highways England to whom any queries should be addressed).  Work is also being undertaken that affects our neighbouring junctions, leading to closures and diversions.

National Grid Hinkley Connection Project

Representatives of the National Grid Hinkley Connection Project have made presentations at the September 2018 and April 2019 meetings, explaining how they will minimise the effects of the work in our village and the surrounding area.  Some surveying work is now starting to take place.  More information on the Project Website (look at the Tickenham to Portishead section of “In Your Area”) and from the Spring 2019 Update.