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.
New Weekend Shuttle Bus Starting 20th May
This is great news for our area!
Gloucestershire Community Rail Partnership and WWT Slimbridge are excited to announce the launch of the Slimbridge Shuttle, a new local minibus service that will connect the communities of Cam, Dursley and Slimbridge with the railway station at Cam & Dursley and the famous WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre on Saturdays and Sundays over summer 2023.
The service is the first of its kind in Gloucestershire, and starts on Saturday 20 May. It has been commissioned by Gloucester Community Rail Partnership and will be run by Community Connexions, with support from Cross Country trains and GWR. More »
As well as taking passengers from the station to Cam, Dursley and Slimbridge, it will give local residents access to main line trains to and from Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester using public transport, and link up communities along its route. The Slimbridge Shuttle has also been designed with visitors to the area in mind, and will stop at Shepherd's Patch on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, near the Tudor Arms pub, Black Shed café and Tudor Caravan Park.
The 16-seater bus service will run hourly, from around 8 am to 6 pm, on Saturdays and Sundays during summer 2023. The route starts from the south end of Dursley town and stops at Dursley bus station, Cam village, Cam & Dursley Station, Slimbridge village, Shepherd's Patch and Slimbridge Wetland Centre. It will call in at Cam & Dursley station on the way to and from Slimbridge, taking rail passengers to Cam & Dursley villages as well as dropping off Slimbridge visitors at the station.
Fares are £1 for a single journey or £2 for a return, with contactless payment and cash accepted. Bus pass holders and WWT volunteers travel free, and there are concessions for under 18s.
There is one wheelchair space which can be booked in advance by phoning Community Connexions on 0345 680 5029.
Mobile tickets can also be purchased using the MyTrip by Passenger app. Just download from the Apple or Android store and search for Community Connexions in the operator list.
For more information including a full timetable see the website link below, timetables will also be available from Cam Parish Council office. » Less
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