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.
The Trustees of the Cam Institute Charity have funds available to assist organisations which provide facilities for recreation or leisure time occupation for the benefit of the residents of Cam.
Organisations may apply for small grants by filling in a short application form available from:
Mrs L Wellings, Clerk to the Trustees, Cam Institute Charity c/o 24 The Crescent, Cam, Dursley, Glos. GL11 5QS Email: firstname.lastname@example.org More »
Alternatively, copies are available from the Cam Parish Council office, Noel Lee Way, Cam
Deadline for applications – 30th September 2019 » Less
Posted: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:06 by Jo Lewis
FENCING AROUND CAR PARKING AREA AT JUBILEE PLAYING FIELDS, EVERSIDE LANE, CAM, GL11 5UL
Cam Parish Council is inviting quotes to install new fencing around a section of car parking at Jubilee Playing Fields in Cam. The new fencing is to match the existing composite post and chain fencing already in use at the entrance to the playing fields, to the following specification:
- The area to be fenced measures approximately 18.6m x 24.7m x 24.8m x 24.7m x 7.6m, but these measurements must be checked. The fencing to follow the existing kerbstones around the carpark and then go to the sports pavilion building.
- Composite posts to be approximately 800mm – 1-metre in height, from ground level.
- Composite posts to be fixed into the ground using suitable secure fixing.
- Reflective strips to be placed on the composite posts.
- Each composite post to have a hole through which a metal chain is to be threaded.
- The metal chain to be of the same weight and quality as that in use at the entrance to the playing fields.
- The chain at the rear of the car parking area to include a hook and eye system fixing to one of the posts, suitable to be padlocked, to allow vehicular access onto the back of the field if necessary.
Quotes must be received by Thursday 12 September 2019. More »
Posted: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:07 by Jo Lewis
LOWER CAM WAR MEMORIAL
The carved oak top of the war memorial at the bottom of Cam Pitch has been removed for repair. The wood is being repaired, a missing piece added and then treated with oil and wax.
Posted: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:59 by Jo Lewis