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

Open event regarding the proposed development site at Wisloe.

Open event regarding the proposed development site at Wisloe.

The Ernest Cook Trust and Gloucestershire County Council will be hosting a public open consultation and drop-in workshop on Tuesday 24th September 2019 at Slimbridge British Legion Hall. This will be an opportunity for residents to give their views and opinion on a vision for possible development. Please see flyer for more information.

Posted: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:41 by Jenny Walkley

Councillor Vacancy


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Cam East Ward of Cam Parish Council due to the resignation of Councillor Jim Mills.

If by 7th October 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 17 September 2019


Clerk to the Parish Council of Cam

Returning Officer

Stroud District Council

Council Offices

Ebley Mill

Ebley Wharf



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Posted: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:01 by Jo Lewis

Dursley United Charity - Grants available

DURSLEY UNITED CHARITY Charity Number 248960 Students who live in the parishes of Dursley, Cam, Stinchcombe and Uley and who are in need of financial assistance for Further Education or Training can apply to Dursley United Charity before 30th September 2019 Application forms can be obtained from: Mrs Anita Gambie, Clerk to the Trustees, DUC, c/o 50, Kingshill Park, Dursley, GL11 4DF Email:

Posted: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:37 by Jenny Walkley