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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CAM Parish Council has elected a new Chair and Vice-Chair of the council. Councillor Christina Carter has taken over the role of Chair with Councillor Val Lane as Vice-Chair.
Both are experienced councillors and are involved with committees and issues affecting the day-to-day lives of Cam residents.
Christina has been a member of Cam Parish Council since 2016 after moving to the area in 2015. One of Christina's main actions has been working closely on the Neighbourhood Development Plan, a document which will help shape future planning and development in Cam as well identifying what facilities and services are needed. More »
She said: "Cam is expanding and we expect many more houses to be built in the future. This brings change but also opportunities, and that is why the Neighbourhood Development Plan is so important. We're just about to take our NDP to public consultation and if approved it will bring us clarity on how we can work with developers in the future to retain Cam's special character. By this I mean things like our special green infrastructure, green corridors and the retention of trees, all of which make Cam a special place."
Val Lane joined the council last year after living in Cam for 13-years. She is a founder member of the volunteer gardening group Blooming Cam who plant and prune in the centre of the village.
Val was also a parish councillor in Quedgeley, where she used to live. She said: "I believe it's important for Cam to retain its open spaces and consideration must be given to the type of housing we have here." » Less
Posted: Thu, 23 May 2019 10:49 by Jo Lewis
World Jungle are hosting FREE play sessions during May half term (28th-31st May) 10:30-1pm at Jubilee Playing Fields. Come along with a picnic and join in the circus skills, arts and crafts, play parachute, bubbles and games
Posted: Wed, 08 May 2019 10:04 by Jenny Walkley
A TEAM of nine litter picking volunteers tackled Cam's streets as part of the Great British Spring Clean clean-up campaign.
The hardworking team started litter picking from Cam Parish Council offices at Noel Lee Way in Cam and worked their way to Holywell Orchard. In two-hours they collected 18 bags of rubbish, two old tyres and a pile of discarded refuse including wood, metal poles and cardboard.
Event organiser Jo Lewis from Cam Parish Council said they had cleared an amazing amount of rubbish. She added: "The oldest piece of litter we collected was a crisp bag with a sell-by date of 20001!" More »
Neighbourhood Wardens from Stroud District Council also joined up with the litter pickers and cleared rubbish and debris from the stream running through Hollywell Orchard.
Photograph shows, from left, litter picking volunteers Antony Giuliano, Mike Lane, Val Lane, Corina Coombs, Daisy Coombs, Simon Moulding and Jane Jarrett » Less
Posted: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:17 by Jo Lewis