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.
There are currently two vacancies for Parish Councillors in Cam.
You can become a councillor as long as you are:
- British or a citizen of the Commonwealth or European Union
- At least 18 years old
- Registered to vote in the area or have lived, worked or owned property there for at least 12 months before an election.
There are many reasons why you might like to become a councillor:
- to make a difference and help shape the future of the local community
- concern about your local area and wanting to ensure the community gets the right services
- to represent the views of local people and ensure that community interests are taken into account
- concern about a specific issue and wanting to do something about it
- having good ideas for the council and community in a time of scarce resources
- to contribute your skills
- to build on other community work through a charity, voluntary group or school governing body – becoming a councillor can be a great 'next step'
- to pursue your political ambitions and contribute to your community
- it can be a career-enhancing activity, allowing you to develop leadership and analytical skills and to obtain practical and managerial work experience.
If you have time to spare and would like to find out more, please speak to the Clerk, Jenny Walkley on 01453 548884 or email email@example.com
Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 13:48 by Jenny Walkley
Cam Parish Council has a small budget for the award of grants. The Council can only award grants using certain legal powers. 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 October for payments in November. Grants must meet the Council's grant criteria which are set out below and applications must be made on the Parish Council's application form. Application forms will be available in March and will be posted on request or copies can be downloaded from the link below. 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.
Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 11:18 by Jenny Walkley
Temporary Traffic Order to close the B4066 Dursley Road, Cam for approximately 3 Days (excl. weekends) between the hours of 09:30 to 15:30
The PLANNED start and end dates are currently Friday 23rd October to Tuesday 27th October, however keep an eye on the Gloucestershire County Council web page for any short notice changes.
The resurfacing programme is dependent on several factors. It can be affected by things like; heavy rain, changes in temperatures and other weather events as well as plant breakdown and unforeseen technical issues that arise once work has begun. All this means scheme dates and details can change at short notice. The online schedule and our social media feeds will be updated with more details – www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/resurfacing.
Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 12:33 by Jenny Walkley