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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Horse Chestnut tree to be removed from Hopton Green, Cam

Horse Chestnut tree to be removed from Hopton Green, Cam

AN ANCIENT horse chestnut tree is to be removed from Hopton Green in Cam after a combination of diseases has left it decaying and slowly dying.

The tree, which is thought to be approximately 120-years old, is suffering from leaf miners, leaf fungus and a bacterial infection called bleeding canker. It has advancing decay in its stem and crown bowl.

Cam Parish Council has been aware of the condition of the tree for several years and planted a replacement oak nearby back in 2012 to mark to Queen's Diamond Jubilee. More »

The decision to remove the horse chestnut was reluctantly made after an expert warned the tree could start shedding large branches as early as next summer. The tree is situated on the green in front of Cam Hopton School.

Brian Whatling, chairman of Cam Parish Council, said: "This has been a beautiful tree for so many years, but the close proximity of the school means it's too high a risk to ignore its condition."

He added: "The oak tree planted near the horse chestnut is growing well and we hope it will continue to flourish."

The horse chestnut will be removed next week during the school half-term holidays. Tree surgeons will leave the wood piled up for a few days for residents to help themselves to use as firewood.

There is already an oak tree at the other end of Hopton Green.

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Posted: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:00 by Jo Lewis

Deputy Clerk Vacancy

Vacancy for Deputy Clerk – Cam Parish Council

Cam Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Deputy Clerk (Flexible 30-37 hours).

Cam Parish Council represents the whole parish of Cam and has approximately 3,800 houses. Cam is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, has been designated as a strategic site for this current local plan period and is growing fast due to the excellent links that the local train station has provided for commuters. More »

Candidates must be computer literate, good communication skills are essential, as are organisational skills and attention to detail. A laptop will be provided, as will training if required. CILCA qualification would be preferred or a keen aspiration to complete.

The role will be to primarily give support to the Clerk, oversee the management of 5 allotment sites, 3 community buildings and 3 play areas. Attendance would be required at various Parish Council meetings which are normally held on each Wednesday evening from 6.30pm (except August) and a small number of other extra-ordinary meetings as required. The main office hours of opening are normally 9.30 til 1 pm daily (Mon-Fri) but the additional out of hours work could be flexible as required. Salary will be calculated according to the National Joint Council Rates, dependent upon qualifications and experience, but will be within the range SCP 30-34 (£27,358 - £30,756 pro rata).

Applications to be made by sending your CV and completed application form to the clerk at

Closing date - 2 November 2018
Interviews - week beginning 12 November 2018

Start date: Dec/Jan 2019

Contact detail: Jenny Walkley

Clerk to Cam Parish Council

4 Noel Lee Way

Cam, Glos
GL11 4EP

Tel: 01453 548884

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Posted: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:38 by Jenny Walkley

Woodfield and Cam Green play parks to be closed for upgrading.

Woodfield Play Area, off Hadley Road, Cam, will be closed for five weeks from Monday 29 October for the upgrading of the play area. This upgrading scheme will include new swings, a roundabout and toddler play equipment as well as improved basketball/netball facilities, football area and fencing.

The play area will be closed from Monday 29 October, which is the day after the half-term holiday finishes, and is expected to be finished by Friday 30 November. More »

A section of Cam Green Play Area, off Cam Green, Cam, will be closed for one week from Monday 26 November to allow for a new swing and surfacing to be installed at the playpark.

This exciting work follows public consultations held by Cam Parish Council where local people of all ages were invited to say what they wanted to see at the play parks. All this information was considered and an upgrading plan reflecting those views put together. It's hoped that local children will enjoy using the improved play parks for many years to come. » Less

Posted: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:10 by Peri-Celine