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.
Cam Parish Council has a small budget for the award of grants. Cam Parish Council must be confident that any grant awarded will benefit Cam residents
Grants are considered each year at the Parish Council's Financial, Policies & General Purposes Committee meeting in May. Grants must meet the Council's grant criteria and applications must be made on the Parish Council's application form. Application forms are now available and will be posted on request or copies can be downloaded from the Parish Council's website. All applications must be accompanied by appropriate accounts or supporting financial information. Forms and the supporting information must be returned to the Clerk of the Council by the deadline stated on the form. More »
Thu, 01 Mar 2018 08:50 by Jenny Walkley
The Planning and Highways meeting has been scheduled for the 14th February 2018 at the parish council office. A letter from Harris Lamb has been received - copy below. You will see that a much smaller area of land is under discussion but if you would like to attend the meeting, press and public are welcome to attend.
Click here to view agenda
Click for copy of letter
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:26 by Jenny Walkley
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