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.
Following unprecedented complaints regarding multiple issues along Box Road, Cam Parish Council has drafted a question and answer fact sheet to answer some of the most common questions.
This is a developing situation so all information contained within this draft are correct as of 15th October 2019.
If you would like more information please get in touch.
Posted: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:17 by Jenny Walkley
Please follow the link and complete the short survey to give your views on what you like best about the Jubilee Playing Fields and what you would like to see there in future.
Hard copies are available from the Cam Parish Council Office.
Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:57 by Jenny Walkley
In August 2019, Cam Parish Council held a multi-agency meeting with representatives from Gloucestershire Highways, Gloucestershire County Council, Stroud District Council, MP David Drew and Parish, District & County Councillors for Cam to address the urgent problems relating to parking at Cam & Dursley Train Station, Box Road and the surrounding road network.
The meeting was led by Cam Parish Council Chair, Cllr Christina Carter and was well attended and several avenues were explored. Subsequent progress, however, has been slow to contribute to any solutions. More »
Cllr Carter said,
"We share the concerns of local residents about this increasingly urgent problem and we will continue to do all we can to find a solution. We are lobbying all of the agencies involved for urgent improvements to the access road and facilities at Cam station.
"The problem with parking on Box Road is the down side of a welcome but unprecedented increase in the number of people who use Cam Station. This has exacerbated a situation which has been highlighted for many years by the parish council. The vast amount of development being built in the local area will continue to add to the problem with more homes, people and cars." » Less
Posted: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 10:50 by Jenny Walkley