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.
Chairman of Cam Parish Council, Christina Carter, has officially switched on the Christmas lights to welcome the festive season into Cam!
Pictured, from left, councillors Brian Whatling, Miranda Clifton, Christina Carter, Janice Evans, Fiona Poulter and Jonathan Fulcher.
Posted: Tue, 03 Dec 2019 11:48 by Jo Lewis
In addition to the 688 new homes already planned, Stroud District Council's draft local plan designates land for a further 880 for Cam.
Cam Parish Council would like to know your views and welcome you to the Parish Council office, 4 Noel Lee Way on Saturday 30th November, 2-4:30pm. Your Parish Councillors will be available to give more information and collate evidence which will feed into their formal reply to Strouds proposals. More »
Further consultation will take place with Officers from Stroud District Council on Friday 6th December 1-6pm and Saturday 7th December 10 -1pm.
Posted: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:49 by Jenny Walkley
FENCING AT REAR BOUNDARY OF JUBILEE PLAYING FIELDS, EVERSIDE LANE, CAM, GL11 5UL
Cam Parish Council is inviting quotes to install a new length of fencing at the rear boundary line of Jubilee Playing Fields in Cam. Map and photograph attached. This fence to be to the following specification:
- The existing chain link fencing has largely collapsed and needs to be removed and scrub cleared, avoiding any young trees growing within the growth.
- The line to be fenced measures approximately 160 metres, but this measurement must be checked. The fence is to go from the corner of the site to the stile.
- The boundary is marked by a barbed wire fence which belongs to the farmer who owns the land behind Jubilee Playing Fields. This barbed wire fencing must not be touched, but the new fence is to be erected immediately in front of this.
- The fence to be either:
- 900mm galvanised chain link fencing with straining wire and galvanised angle posts, or
- Pressure treated post and rail fencing, 2 rails.
- All old fencing and scrub to be removed and the site left clean and tidy on completion.
Quotes to be received by Monday 18 November. More »
Posted: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 10:42 by Jo Lewis