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.
Cam is waking up to a new era with the welcomed prospect of more control over development in the future.
Residents are being urged to come forward and give feedback on Cam's Neighbourhood Development Plan. This is a vital part of the process to get the document adopted so that it can really start to benefit everyone in the area.
This is the first time in law that the Parish Council will have a statutory document to support and help shape the future of Cam. More »
The recently completed draft plan will oblige developers to work within schemes that retain the essential character of Cam.
Chair of Cam Parish Council, Christina Carter, said: "Government policy may mean that Cam will be bigger in the future - but that doesn't mean we can't be BEAUTIFUL!"
"While we appreciate there has been frustration over previous developments, the plan will empower us to have more of a say on how building will look in the years to come."
"I implore everyone who lives or works in Cam to look at the Neighbourhood Development Plan and give feedback. I'm personally happy to meet with anyone who would like to discuss it. It's on display at the council offices on Noel Lee Way, Cam, or on Cam Parish Council website."
The public consultation period finishes at the end of July.
Photograph shows Cllr Christina Carter, Chair of Cam Parish Council, with the Neighbourhood Development Plan. » Less
Posted: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:30 by Jo Lewis
NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR PARISH/TOWN OF Cam Parish Council
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN 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 Councillor Vernon Bryce. If by 2nd July 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 12 June 2019
Signed Clerk to the Parish Council of Cam Returning Officer Stroud District Council Council Offices Ebley Mill Ebley Wharf Stroud Glos GL5 4UB » Less
Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:07 by Jo Lewis
Comments needed on the future development of Cam
CAM Parish Council is urging residents to give comments on a crucial future planning document called the Neighbourhood Development Plan.
The draft plan has been five years in the making and, if adopted, will help shape future planning and development in Cam.
It will be available for inspection at the following locations:
Cam Parish Council offices, 9.30am – 1pm Monday to Thursday and 12pm on Fridays
Orchard Medical Centre, 8am – 6.30pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)
The Vale Hospital, 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday
Sheer Delight, Woodfield Hairdressers, 9am – 4pm Tuesday to Saturday
GL11, 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
Dursley Library, 9.30am – 4pm Monday to Saturday (except Wednesdays open until 2pm)
Feedback can either be given by attending the consultation events or by downloading the form from the Cam Parish Council website and emailing comments to email@example.com or sending them to Cam Parish Council, 4 Noel Lee Way, Cam, GL11 5PS.
Consultation events will be held at Cam Parish Council on Saturdays 6 July, 13 July and 20 July from 10am – 12pm and also on Wednesdays 19 and 26 June and 3, 10 and 17 July from 5pm – 7pm.
All representations must be received by Cam Parish Council no later than midnight on 29 July 2019. All comments will be publicly available, with personal information taken out, and will be considered by Cam Parish Council in producing the final Neighbourhood Development Plan. This will then be submitted to Stroud District Council for independent examination.
Chair of Cam Parish Council, Christina Charter, has been closely involved with drawing up the Neighbourhood Development Plan.
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. 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 very special place."
Photographs shows, from left, NDP Steering group members Cllr Terry Grocutt, Cllr Julie Sherman, Marion Miller, Janice Evans, Moira Woodward, Cllr Christina Carter, Cllr Mike Grimshaw » Less
Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 09:52 by Jo Lewis