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.
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Since the last article in the newsletter Stroud Valleys Project and its regular Thursday volunteer group have been busy with habitat management work including the start of the annual comfrey 'bash' (cutting back) which was scythed (less messy than a brush cutter), and the management of the newly planted hedgerow. This has suffered over the hot summer months and a number of plants have actually died which we will replace this coming autumn. The volunteer group has also completely rebuilt the footbridge that crosses the ditch on-site, a job which was achieved over two sessions to take down and build (see photos). We also hope to start giving the old boardwalk a wire brushing and wood preserve if weather will allow us! As a result of this fine piece of work to build the footbridge, we have been asked by the parish council to draw up plans and quote for another extension for the boardwalk on-site. This would again create more disabled wheelchair access on to the wetland areas. We are hopeful of securing further funding in the future to complete a circular boardwalk around the wetland site. Our management of the wetland site as well as the adjacent balancing pond on behalf of Tesco has opened up these green spaces for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive. Good examples of wildlife seen or heard over past few months have included; two Grass snake (Natrix natrix) on different occasions (1 adult, 1 juvenile) by the team and a Reed bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) heard by our own bird expert, Barbara Wood. She has said that we are very lucky to have the Reed bunting as their numbers have been on the decline over the past years mainly due to habitat loss. Thanks once again to all the Thursday group volunteers who help look after the wildlife area and a big thank you to Denise Gibbons and Barbara Wood for their support on wildlife sightings on-site along with the continued support and partnership of Cam Parish Council. More »
Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:39 by Peri-Celine
CHRISTMAS has arrived in Cam, with Paddington Bear, Peter Rabbit and Winnie the Pooh helping the chairman of Cam Parish Council, Brian Whatling, to switch on the lights.
Scores of people turned out to enjoy the switch-on with an afternoon of attractions, including a fun fair, climbing wall, horse and pony rides and craft stalls.
And, of course, Father Christmas arrived on his sleigh to wish all the children a merry Christmas. More »
Shops all down the High Street were open for the event and there was a Christmas fair in the memorial hall, with Santa's grotto in the Methodist hall.There was also pottery painting and face painting, plus a raffle.
The Christmas Lights were switched on at 4.30pm, outside the Berkeley Arms. » Less
Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:37 by Peri-Celine
A4135 Cam Pitch, Cam
Please be advised that Gloucestershire County Council have a blanket temporary traffic order for resurfacing works between the dates of 25th January 2019 and 31st March 2019.
A4135 Cam Pitch, Cam (as per the attached plan) is proposed to take place from 22nd February 2019 to 8th March 2019 between the hours of 09.30 hrs and 15.30 hrs each day. Any date changes will be advertised by advance warning signs on site. More »
If you require any further information regarding this closure please contact Gloucestershire County Council on 08000 514514. » Less
Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 12:02 by Peri-Celine