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.


Public Consultations

Your opinions are in demand.  Members of the public are invited to respond to the several consultations taking place currently, and contribute their views to decisions about developing and improving the local area and its facilities.

  • Remembrance wreaths laid at the War Memorial Plaque 2020

Remembrance Wreaths

There can be no Act of Remembrance in the village this year.  The remembrance wreaths were laid at the War Memorial plaque in the porch of St Michael’s Church this morning.  We Will Remember Them

Act of Remembrance 2020

There can be no Act of Remembrance in the village this year.  The parish council will make a donation to Portishead Branch of The Royal British Legion instead of purchasing a wreath.  The collection from the service in St Michael’s Church would usually have been similarly donated.  If you were intending to put something in the collection, you might instead want to donate through the RBL’s 2020 Poppy Appeal: “Every Poppy Counts”  We Will Remember Them

Road Closure: Clapton Lane 23-27 November 2020

North Somerset Council will close Clapton Lane, between Naish Hill and Clevedon Road (B3124), from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm, on Monday 23 to Friday 27 November 2020 inclusive, for road resurfacing and replacement of speed bumps.  For periods during the work, vehicular access will not be possible; pedestrian access will be maintained.  Staff will be on site to advise residents of access arrangements.  Prior to this closure, during the week of Monday 2 November 2020, minor surface patching and drainage work will take place, with local traffic management.

Road Works on M5 J19 Southbound Slip Road: November 2020

The Highways Agency will be undertaking further work on the M5 Junction 19 Southbound entry slip road, overnight  (8.00 pm to 6.00 am) during parts of three weeks in November 2020 although not continuously.  When the work is taking place, the slip road will be closed.  Details are in Highways England update “postcard”.

Starting School in 2021

Children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 are eligible to start school in September 2021.  Parents can now apply for school places (until 15 January 2021).  There is more information in the North Somerset Council “Starting School in 2021” poster and on the school admissions pages of its website.