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.


M5 Junction 19 Roundabout Closure: 4-8 October 2021

National Highways will close the southbound section of the M5 Junction 19 roundabout overnight [10.00 pm – 6.00 am] on Monday 4 t0 Friday 8 October 2021 (inclusive).  There will be no access on to or off of the southbound side of the roundabout (gyratory) at J19.  It will not be possible to leave or join the southbound M5 at that junction, nor will there be access to/from Martcombe Road (A369).  Further information and contact details are on National Highways “postcard”.

Village Tidy-Up: Sunday 17 October 2021 – 10.00 am

Please come and join fellow villagers in enhancing our village’s appearance.  Meet outside the Black Horse (and perhaps return there for a drink afterwards).  All welcome; tasks suitable for all, including children.  Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes.  Hi-viz vests will be provided and must be worn by all.  Thank you

Garden Waste Collection

North Somerset Council resumed garden waste collections on Monday 27 September 2021.  However, this will be four-weekly not fortnightly, and is still being affected by staff shortages.  Recycling and black bin collections will continue as usual.  For more information, please see the “Changes to Garden Waste Collections” page on the NSC website, where you can also check your next scheduled collection date, check on missed collections, and report problems.

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 25 November 2021 – 7.30 pm

The next Parish Council Meeting  is on Thursday 25 November 2021, at 7.30 pm, in the Family Room at the Black Horse

Parish Councillor Vacancy

We have two parish councillor vacancies.  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 fufil.  No specific background, knowledge, skills, experience are required.  You’ll need a bit of time, enthusiasm and commitment.  That’s it.  Why not give it a go?