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.


M5 Junction 19 Closures: May & June 2019

Highways England is undertaking resurfacing work on the Northbound carriageway through Junction 19.  This will be done under lane closures where possible, but there will be some overnight (8.00 pm – 6.00 am) closures of each of the slip roads, and the full carriageway.  Please see closure dates and diversion routes (as notified by Highways England to whom any queries should be addressed).  Work is also being undertaken that affects our neighbouring junctions, leading to closures and diversions.

Parish Council Election 2019

Once every four years, a new parish council is elected: 2019 is an election year.  As only four applications were made, all four have been elected uncontested, confirmed by the official election result published by North Somerset Council.  The parish council can now co-opt to the other two vacancies, which it intends to do at its next formal meeting on 16 May 2019.  Any resident interested in being considered is asked to contact the Clerk by 3 May 2019.

National Grid Hinkley Connection Project

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.

Sustainable Travel

If you’re looking for information about sustainable travel, including electric vehicles, you might like to visit the Go Ultra Low West project website.

Village War Memorial Booklet

Village resident, and diligent village historian, Mr David Hounsell has prepared a booklet about our village war memorial and those who served during the two World Wars

Parish Council Mailing List

If you wish to receive emails from us about meetings and village events, please sign-up using the boxes on the right-hand side of the website homepage.  We only store your name and email address, and don’t share this information with anyone else.  We hope you’ll want to keep in touch with us; we want to keep in touch with you.  Thank you