Cam is a large village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, situated in the Cotswolds close to the town of Dursley, north of Bristol and south of Gloucester.
The first written record of Cam is in the Doomsday book 1086-90. The original spelling was "Camma", Celtic and pre-Christian in origin, possibly meaning river in the valley. It is thought to have been the oldest village in the district.
Its history is closely associated with the woollen industry, with several old mills still in existence. There has been considerable residential development from the middle of the twentieth century and Cam is now a thriving community with a population of approximately 8,500 people, represented by a Parish Council with 16 members.
The Cotswold Way runs less than a mile from the village and it is proud to be the home of Cam and Dursley station.
Cam Parish Council assists to provide your local services. Our website includes much information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant Rule 8 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rule 1986 Cam Parish Council will fill the casual vacancies arising from the uncontested election by way of co-option.
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
- Local government elector for the parish of Cam
- You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in Cam during the whole of the 12 months prior to co option
- Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination has been in the parish of Cam
- You have lived in the parish area or within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination.
The person must not be disqualified. A person convicted of a criminal offence, or a person who is the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order might, for example, be a disqualified person. More »
Cam Parish Councillors meet the first Wednesday of each month and other commitments may be necessary depending on committee representation.
Written expressions of interest from persons wishing to serve as a Councillor need to be submitted to the Clerk of the council for decisions at the Full council meeting.
Get more involved...Full training and guidance is given - if you meet the requirements above then the only other requirement is enthusiasm! » Less
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 11:00 by Jenny Walkley
The play areas at Woodfield and Cam Green are due to be improved. Public consultations were held last year to find out what the people of Cam wanted to see on these two areas. This information has been considered and now Cam Parish Council has gone out to tender to find the right play contractor to deliver a new and fresh concept.
Tue, 29 May 2018 11:02 by Jo Lewis
Card sales at Cam Parish Council offices raised an incredible £150.00 for diagnostic imaging charity Cobalt.
Generous callers to the council offices bought the charity's up-cycled birthday and Christmas cards throughout 2017.
The Cheltenham based charity invests in equipment, research and education to ensure everyone has access to the best medical imaging possible.
A spokesman said: "Cam helped raise an amazing amount by selling our up-cycled cards. Thank you for your support." More »
The cards are available for purchase from Cam Parish Council offices. » Less
Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:13 by Jo Lewis