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.

Notices

Census 2021

Census Day is Sunday 21 March 2021.  The ten-yearly census provides information about society’s current, and likely future, needs.  For the first time, you’ll be able to complete and submit your household’s census return online.  The Census 2021 team will be providing details of how to respond shortly.

Hinkley Connection Project

The Hinkley Connection Project Team will make a presentation, to councillors and residents, on Thursday 11 March 2021 at 7.00 pm, providing an update on progress and next steps.  Details of how to join by Zoom will be published shortly.

North Somerset Local Plan 2038

Having consulted in Autumn 2020 with the public to gauge opinion about its Local Plan 2038, North Somerset Council has now published a consultation statement, summarising the findings and indicating its next steps.

North Somerset Citizens’ Panel

Residents are invited to join the new Citizens’ Panel for North Somerset and have their say on local issues.  To find out more, go to the information and sign-up page on the North Somerset website.

Parish Council Meetings

While the parish council can no longer meet at The Black Horse, due to restrictions on public gatherings, it can meet remotely, and will next do so on Thursday 25 March 2021.  Those who live and work in the village are invited to join the meeting via Zoom.  Details of how to do so are provided at the end of each meeting’s agenda.  The intention is to continue to meet every other month, using Zoom until further notice.

Coronavirus Information

The “Useful Links” page of this website has been updated with links to various Government, NHS and North Somerset Council sources of information, advice and support about coronavirus.  From the main North Somerset Council website page, you can access information about how its various services have been affected.