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.
All villagers, including families, are invited to spend a couple of hours taking part in a volunteer village tidy-up. Please wear suitable clothing and stout shoes, and meet in the Black Horse car-park. Tasks suitable for all. Tools will be provided, as will hi-viz vests (the wearing of which are obligatory). Have fun improving the village’s appearance with your neighbours, and perhaps reward yourself with a drink in the pub afterwards
All villagers are warmly invited to take part in this year’s Act of Remembrance. Optional walk from The Black Horse, leaving at 10.25 am, for service in St Michael’s Church at 10.45 am. Refreshments served in church afterwards.
You can read more about our village war memorial and those who served during the World Wars in the booklet prepared by David Hounsell
We Will Remember Them
Wrap up warmly and come sing carols with gusto around the village Christmas tree (outside the Black Horse). All villagers most welcome, including families with children.
TrueSpeed are offering to deliver ultrafast broadband directly to residents’ doors – subject to sufficient interest. Following the information event in July 2019, several residents have expressed interest – but more need to do so for the project to proceed. If you would like to express interest, please do so through the TrueSpeed website
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 21 November 2019. If you’re interested in being considered – or finding out more about what’s involved – please get in touch by the end of October.
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.