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.


Road Closure: 25-26 August 2022

North Somerset Council has advised that Clapton Lane will be closed, from its junction with St Mary’s Road (at the Gordano School roundabout) to the second rhyne bridge, on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 August 2022, between 9.30 am and 3.30 pm.  Usual lengthy diversion route in place.

Village Events: August – December 2022

  • Clapton Cuppa on Thursdays 18 August, 15 September, 20 October, 17 November and 15 December: 2.30 pm, at The Black Horse
  • Village Tidy-Up on Sunday 9 October 2022: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm, starting from The Black Horse
  • Act of Remembrance on Sunday 13 November 2022 at St Michael’s Church
  • Carol-Singing on Sunday 11 December 2022: 4.00 pm, around the Christmas Tree at The Black Horse


Parish Councillor Vacancy

We have one parish councillor vacancy.  If you’re interested in being considered – or finding out more about what’s involved – please get in touch.  It’s a role that anyone who is interested in getting the best for our village could do.  No specific background, knowledge, skills, experience are required.  You’ll need a little bit of time, enthusiasm and commitment.  That’s it.  Why not give it a go?

Parish Council Meeting – September 2022

Our next parish council meeting is on Thursday 22 September 2022, starting at 7.30 pm, in the Family Room at The Black Horse.  All those living or working in the village are most welcome to join us.  Links to the agenda and minutes of the previous meeting.

Clapton Cuppa

Clapton Cuppa is an informal casual drop-in for a cuppa and a chat, held at The Black Horse, on the third Thursday of each month at 2.30 pm.  The next is Thursday 18 August.  If you’d like to attend, know someone else who would, want to find out more etc, please contact Sarah Friend (our Village Agent), who is the co-ordinator: and 07422-078548

Worrying About Money?

North Somerset Council has published a leaflet to provide support and information for those worrying about money.