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.
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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
More than one hundred people signed a tree charter at Cam Parish Council standing up for the UK's woodlands.
Led by the Woodland Trust, the Charter for Trees, Woods and People sets out how people and trees benefit each other and will guide policy and practice in tree protection in the UK.
Information sheets were displayed in the foyer of Cam Parish Council and 102 people signed to show their support. For every signature received a tree will be planted somewhere in the UK. More »
Encouraged by the number of signatures collected and interest in the scheme, Cam Parish Council applied for an oak tree from the Woodland Trust which will be planted in the parish next spring.
The photograph shows Brian Whatling, chairman of Cam Parish Council, and Tina Bouttle, chairman of the Recreation and Leisure Committee, with the oak sapling and a poster about the tree charter. » Less
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:08 by Jo Lewis