Cam Parish Council

Serving the people of Cam

Parish Office

Clerk: Mrs Jenny Walkley
Parish Council Office, 4 Noel
Lee Way, Cam, Gloucestershire
GL11 5PS

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.

Latest News

Nearly 1000 more houses for Cam?

Nearly 1000 more houses for Cam?

Nearly 1000 more houses for Cam?

The District Council is reviewing our Local Plan

The government says we must build more houses..

Where will they go?

What's in the plan for Cam?

What do WE want for Cam?

Come and have your say

See the plans and talk to Councillors, NDP volunteers and Stroud District Council at Cam Parish Council offices (opposite Tesco) on:

Saturday 8th December 2018 from 10am-1pm

Posted: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:32 by Peri-Celine

A4135 Cam Pitch to be closed for resurfacing

A4135 Cam Pitch to be closed for resurfacing

A4135 Cam Pitch, Cam

Please be advised that Gloucestershire County Council have a blanket temporary traffic order for resurfacing works between the dates of 25th January 2019 and 31st March 2019.

A4135 Cam Pitch, Cam (as per the attached plan) is proposed to take place from 22nd February 2019 to 8th March 2019 between the hours of 09.30 hrs and 15.30 hrs each day. Any date changes will be advertised by advance warning signs on site. More »

If you require any further information regarding this closure please contact Gloucestershire County Council on 08000 514514. » Less

Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 12:02 by Peri-Celine

New MUGA at Woodfield Play Area

New MUGA at Woodfield Play Area

THERE has been some confusion over exactly what Cam Parish Council is doing to the hardstanding area at Woodfield Play Area.

The play park, including the hardstanding area currently used as a basketball court, is closed for five-weeks while major upgrading work takes place. This follows extensive public consultations.

A new multi-use games area (MUGA) is going to be created on the hardstanding area. This will be fenced in with 3-metre high fencing at the ends and 2-metre high fencing along its sides. New target ends suitable for basketball, netball and football will be installed. The surface will be remarked for multi-games use. More »

The existing football area will be retained, but improved. The old surfacing has already been removed and will be reseeded. Both goal ends will be retained but a new "D" shaped wetpour area will be created at the furthest goal end.

An on-line petition, currently signed by more than 100 people, makes several demands, many of which are already included in the plans. These include fencing the hardstanding area. However, the petition also calls for the hardstanding area to be kept solely for playing basketball rather than as a multi-use games area.

Cam Parish Council is keen to promote diversity on its playparks to allow as many people as possible to enjoy using the facilities. The existing hardstanding area had no markings but had a basketball ring at each end of the court. It was felt that marking the court and making it suitable for netball and football as well as basketball would increase its appeal to a wider range of people of all ages.

The MUGA will be fenced with green coloured fencing to stop misplaced balls hitting children playing on the playpark or pedestrians using the footpath which runs next to the MUGA area. A number snake and hopscotch graphic will also be painted onto this footpath.

The photograph shows what the new MUGA ends will look like. » Less

Posted: Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:33 by Jo Lewis