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.

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Fond farewell to PCSO Michelle Dodd

Fond farewell to PCSO Michelle Dodd

POLICE officer Michelle Dodd was thanked for more than 10-years loyal service to Cam at a meeting held at Cam Parish Council.

Michelle, a police community support officer, is moving to a new post after 11-years in the area.

Chairman of Cam Parish Council, Brian Whatling, presented Michelle with a commemorative glass plaque on behalf of the parish of Cam.

He said: "Michelle has been a regular and friendly face around Cam, and she will be greatly missed by the many people she has helped over the years."

Posted: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:46 by Jo Lewis

Councillor Vacancy notice


Cam Parish Council


that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Cam West ward of Cam Parish Council Due to the resignation of Cllr P Upfold.

If by 18 March 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 26 February 2019 » Less

Posted: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 12:20 by Peri-Celine

The Quarry, Cam- Road Closure

Please be advised of the following temporary road closure:

The Quarry, Cam

This road will be closed (as per the attached plan) from 20th May 2019 to 22nd May 2019. This is to allow for a new water connection by Severn Trent Water Ltd.

If you require any further information regarding this closure please contact the Gloucester highways office on 08000 514514.

Posted: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 12:18 by Peri-Celine