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 Closed: Monday 11 February 2019

The M5 will be closed southbound from Junction 19 to Junction 20 this evening (Monday 11 February) between 9.00 pm and 6.00 am so that Highways England can make emergency repairs to the carriageway surface on the elevated section.

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Following Councillor Mrs Mandy George’s resignation, there is a parish councillor vacancy.  If you are interested in finding out about this role, please contact the Parish Clerk or speak  with Ben George [Chair] by the end of February.  The parish council will be looking to co-opt a councillor at its next meeting on 21 March 2019.

Village Tidy-Up: Sunday 31 March 2019 – 10.00 am

All villagers, including families, are invited to spend a couple of hours taking part in a volunteer village tidy-up.  Please wear suitable clothing and stout shoes, and meet in the Black Horse car-park.  Tools will be provided, as will hi-viz vests (the wearing of which are obligatory).  Have fun improving the village’s appearance with your neighbours, and perhaps reward yourself with a drink in the pub afterwards

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.

Flood Risk Advice

The Environment Agency has launched a new campaign providing advice for households at risk of flooding.  You can access this information on the Prepare Act Survive campaign 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