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.
North Somerset Council intends to close Caswell Hill and Caswell Lane on Sunday 2 August 2020, between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm, for surface dressing work. There will, therefore, be no access to Portbury along either of these that day.
North Somerset Council has given permission for closure of Caswell Lane under the M5 bridge, from Monday 27 July 2020, to allow the National Grid to lay new service ducts. It is now anticipated that the closure will be lifted from mid-August (rather than extending until early-September as originally intended). The National Grid will ensure that Caswell Lane is re-opened before Whitehouse Lane is closed from 19 August.
North Somerset Council has given permission for the closure of Whitehouse Lane (between its junctions with Cadbury Camp Lane and Caswell Hill) for up to two weeks from Wednesday 19 August, to allow the National Grid to complete cabling work, involving trench digging. They had hoped to manage this under traffic light control, but due to the narrowness of the road and the required depth of the trenches, this cannot be done safely. The work will be completed as swiftly as possible. However, the closure will be 24/7 and total for its duration. The most up-to-date […]
The Highways Agency will be undertaking work to improve traffic flow on the M5 Junction 19 Southbound slip road, and the roundabout, from 29 June 2020, until November 2020, although not continuously. When the work is taking place, there will be narrow lanes on slip road and roundabout during the day, and overnight closures (Monday to Friday, and some Sundays) between 8.00 pm and 6.00 am.
While the parish council can no longer meet at The Black Horse, due to restrictions on public gatherings, it can now meet remotely, and did so on Thursday 28 May 2020, with those who live and work in the village invited to join the meeting via Zoom. Currently, the parish council does not intend to meet again until September 2020.
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.