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.

Notices

Act of Remembrance: Sunday 10 November 2019 – 10.45 am

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

Rural Connections in North Somserset

The West of England Rural Network (WERN) has funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, for a “Rural Connections” project, which supports older people living in rural areas to connect with their communities, and reduce loneliness.  Sarah Friend [our Village Agent] will make a presentation about the project at the start of the parish council meeting on 18 July 2019, discussing her ideas, and seeking suggestions from residents.

TrueSpeed Broadband

TrueSpeed are offering to deliver ultrafast broadband directly to residents’ doors – subject to sufficient interest.  Following the information event in July 2019, some further drop-in sessions are being planned.  Dates, times and venues to follow.  In the meantime, if you would like to express interest, please do so through the TrueSpeed website

Parish Councillor Vacancy

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 19 September 2019.  If you’re interested in being considered – or finding out more about what’s involved – please get in touch by the end of August.

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.