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.
Please let anyone with difficulties know that we are able to offer advice by Freephone and email, but sadly as yet, not face to face contact.
Unfortunately, the number of enquiries about Employment problems has soared over the last 10 months. Many people have needed advice on whether they are entitled to furlough pay, how this is calculated, and whether they might be able to claim Universal Credit in addition. More »
Redundancy is also a big issue and many have concerns about how they will get a redundancy payment if their employer is unable to pay it.
The reason so many people need further help to understand the system is shown in the following example.
Mrs D was managing by having 2 jobs, this meant that in lockdown her income came from a mixture of paid work and furlough payments. It got further confused by a change in the National Minimum Wage during this time which gave her a small increase. She was then offered redundancy from one job, and again it was important to be aware of the calculation of her redundancy pay, and any other payments which she might be due. Finally, she needed to know if she had any entitlement to Universal Credit to boost her income.
Being uncertain of how she would be able to manage and what action she should consider, understandably caused Mrs D great anxiety.
By having these payments calculated and explained to her by our adviser meant that she was able to make informed decisions and became able to cope with her situation.
We also advise on a whole range of other employment issues. The knock-on effects of job loss can cause financial as well as relationship and housing difficulties.
For help with any of these issues contact Stroud Citizens Advice on
Freephone: 0808 800 0510 or 0808 800 0511 Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm.
Posted: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 16:34 by Jenny Walkley
From Monday (11 January) in addition to the changes already in operation there will be reduced frequency of off peak services between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington.
The changes will help protect services vital for key workers and essential travel and will mean GWR continue to operate approximately 80% of their planned timetable.
GWR will be directly contacting customers who have booked online to offer advice and help switch to other services, or to claim refunds. Customers are also reminded to check timetables on https://www.gwr.com/travel-updates/check-your-journey before they set out. More »
GWR will be keeping the timetable under review, particularly given the new national lockdown in England and will work with the Department for Transport on any further changes.
They are determined to maintain a reliable, effective service for key workers and essential travel and their operations team are working very hard to make sure everything is in place to do so. » Less
Posted: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 11:58 by Jenny Walkley
Cam Parish Council is looking to redesign its Parish Newsletter. Can you help? Any local residents or business who can help create a newsletter template are encouraged to contact the Deputy Clerk, Lucy Biddle by emailing email@example.com
Posted: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 11:47 by Jenny Walkley