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.

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Councillor Vacancy notice


Cam Parish Council


that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Cam West ward of Cam Parish Council Due to the resignation of Cllr P Upfold.

If by 18 March 2019, a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish/Town, an election will be held to fill the vacancy; otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option. More »

Dated 26 February 2019 » Less

Posted: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 12:20 by Peri-Celine

The Quarry, Cam- Road Closure

Please be advised of the following temporary road closure:

The Quarry, Cam

This road will be closed (as per the attached plan) from 20th May 2019 to 22nd May 2019. This is to allow for a new water connection by Severn Trent Water Ltd.

If you require any further information regarding this closure please contact the Gloucester highways office on 08000 514514.

Posted: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 12:18 by Peri-Celine

NEW VACANCY - Cam needs you to be a Parish Councillor

Cam currently has a casual vacancy for a Parish Councillor.

Becoming a Councillor can be an extremely rewarding and fulfilling role within your local community. It's not an easy task, but if you get the right balance between community involvement and your other personal commitments, you can have a positive impact on the things that matter most in your community.

A councillor's primary role is to represent their ward and the people who live in it by dedicating their time and experience. Councillors act as a bridge between the community and the council, providing essential links of communication and consultation. More »

You can find out more about the role of Councillor by following the link below.

Councillor's guide

To find out more and to apply for the position - click on the link below.

Application Form » Less

Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 09:52 by Jenny Walkley