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

Statement from Cam Parish Council

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.

More information is available on their website: Support For Young People - (thedoor.org.uk) More »

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

Grant Applications now live!

Grant Applications now live!

Cam Parish Council has a small budget to support Community Groups and Projects.

Applications are now being taken with a deadline of 23rd April for consideration by the Finance and General Purpose Committee and ratification by Full Council on 19th May.

Please see our website or contact the Clerk for more details.

Posted: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:27 by Jenny Walkley

Cam Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum

Cam Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum

A Referendum relating to the adoption of the Cam Neighbourhood Development Plan will be held for the Cam Neighbourhood Area on Thursday 6 May 2021.


Neighbourhood planning was introduced under the Localism Act 2011 to give local communities more control in the planning of their neighbourhoods. It introduced new rights and powers to allow local communities to shape new development in their local area. It enables communities to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and deliver the sustainable development they need through planning policies relating to the development and use of land. More »


You vote by putting a cross (X) in the 'Yes' or 'No' box on the ballot paper.


If more people vote 'yes' than 'no' in the Referendum, then Stroud District Council will use the Cam Neighbourhood Development Plan to help it to decide planning applications within Cam.

The Neighbourhood Plan once adopted will then become part of the Development Plan used by the Local Planning Authority (Stroud District Council).


If more people vote 'no' than 'yes', in this Referendum or there is a tied vote, then planning applications will continue to be decided without reference to the Neighbourhood Development Plan as part of the Development Plan for the local area.


The Referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures similar to those used at local government elections.

Hard copies are available on request from the Clerk » Less

Posted: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 06:00 by Jenny Walkley