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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Cam Parish Council is inviting quotes to fence the skatepark at Jubilee Playing Field, Everside Lane, Cam, GL11 5UL. Full details are available by following the link
Quotations must be sent to Cam Parish Council by the closing time and date of 5pm on Friday 4 June 2021. The outside of the envelope should be clearly marked "Quote for Fencing Skatepark at Jubilee Playing Field".
Posted: Fri, 07 May 2021 12:28 by Jo Lewis
A NEW survey has been completed of the nineteen historic stone stiles that can be found in Cam. The review is an update of an earlier study carried out in 2007 and includes an extra stone stile found at Jubilee Playing Field.
John Fowles carried out the survey between November 2020 and April 2021 to update the earlier report carried out by Cam Wildlife Group 15-years ago. Both reports can be found on the links at the end of this article. More »
In his report John says the same stone appears to have been used for all the stiles and is probably limestone from the former quarry at Woodfield.
He adds: "The purpose of the stiles is unknown and an investigation of the Berkeley Estate records produced no information on them. One theory is that the area was widely used for sheep to provide wool for the local industry so it's possible that the stone stiles were used to prevent sheep getting through stiles on public footpaths."
During the survey, an extra stone stile was discovered in an overgrown hedge in the corner of Jubilee Playing Field. The stone is broken in two but both halves are vertical and appear to be in the correct position.
John believes it is possible this path originally went to Coaley Junction but was diverted when part of the field became a local refuse tip.
A Stone Stiles Walk leaflet produced by Cam Wildlife Group and Stroud Valley's Project in 2007 can be found here http://btckstorage.blob.core.windows.net/site9587/Cam%20Stone%20Stiles.pdf
A campaign to record every remaining stone stile in Gloucestershire has been launched by Peter Wilson in association with CPRE, the countryside charity, English Heritage and Cotswold Naturalists Field Club.
Since the project was launched last year more than 500 stiles have been recorded by 175 people in Gloucestershire.
The group ask that if anyone is out walking and spots a stone stile or knows of an existing stile, it is photographed from both sides and a Stile Recording Form downloaded from the CPRE website, click here. The form needs to be emailed to email@example.com
Cam Parish Council has been working with the Cotswold Wardens to replace crumbling wooden stiles with kissing gates to create circular walks for people for all abilities. Five stiles were replaced in Ashmead Green in 2020 and new routes are now being considered.
The photograph shows a stone stile which can be found on the east side of Field Lane in Cam. » Less
Posted: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 14:00 by Jenny Walkley
Cam Parish Council are deeply saddened by the recent events at Cam Sports Ground. The Councillors and staff wish to extend their sincere condolences to the victim's family and friends.
Guidance and support will be available from our youth service provider, The Door Youth Project which is accessible to all young people in the area.
Please could we ask that any comments, particularly on social media, are respectful to the families involved in this tragic incident and that all our residents come together and help support our local young people, in what will be an extremely sad time of their lives. » Less
Posted: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 14:52 by Jenny Walkley