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.


Garden Waste Collection

North Somerset Council has had to suspend all garden waste collections for the period of 6-17 September 2021.  Please do not put your garden waste bins/bags out during this time.  Recycling and black bin collections will continue as usual.  For more information, please see the “Bins and Recycling” page on the NSC website.

Clapton Cuppa is Back

Clapton Cuppa is an informal casual drop-in for a cuppa and a chat,  It was launched in January last year, but suspended in March.  However, and most happily, it has now resumed at the Black Horse, on the third Thursday of each month.  The next ones are Thursdays 16 September, 21 October and 18 November 2021, all at 2.30 pm.  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.

Parish Council Meeting: Thursday 23 September 2021 – 7.30 pm

The next Parish Council Meeting  is on Thursday 23 September 2021, at 7.30 pm, in the Family Room at the Black Horse

Village Events

  • Summer Village Barbecue – Monday 30 August 2021  Cancelled, due to clash of dates with other village event
  • Autumn Volunteer Tidy-Up – Sunday 17 October 2021: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
  • Act of Remembrance – Sunday 14 November 2021: 10.45 am
  • Carol-Singing Around the Christmas Tree – December 2021 (date to be confirmed)

It’d be great to see you at one, more or all of these

Community Engagement

The North Somerset Council Chief Executive and Community Engagement Officer attended the annual parish meeting in April and spoke about how North Somerset is improving its communication and engagement with the public, and with parish and town councils.  If you’d like to review what was said, the slides from the presentation are available as a pdf.