Cam Parish Council

Serving the people of Cam

Parish Office

Clerk: Mrs Jenny Walkley
Parish Council Office, 4 Noel
Lee Way, Cam, Gloucestershire
GL11 5PS

  • Cam Parish Councillors - 2021

    Cam Parish Councillors - 2021

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.

Latest News

Cam East Vacancy

Cam East Vacancy

What is a Parish Council and why become a Parish Councillor?

A parish council is a local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people in the parish and supports the well-being of its local community. It is the level government closest to the community, with the district authority above it in the hierarchy. As it is the authority closest to the people, parish councils are invariably the first place people will go with concerns or ideas. For this reason they are a vital part of any community. More »

Its work falls into three main categories:

  • representing the local community
  • delivering services to meet local needs
  • striving to improve quality of life in the parish

Why not become a parish councillor, contact the Parish council office for more information 01453 548884 » Less

Posted: Wed, 01 Feb 2023 14:35 by Jenny Walkley

New Street name suggested - Wool Lane

New Street name suggested - Wool Lane

Council has suggested that the latest development in Cam, a site on Tilsdown near Tilsdown House, should be named Wool Lane in recognition of the history and industry of the local area.

The notice will be published on Stroud District Councils website for public comment

https://www.stroud.gov.uk/environment/planning-and-building-control/address-management/street-naming-notices

There will be other street names added as part of the growing parish, so let us know your suggestions.

Posted: Wed, 18 Jan 2023 13:48 by Lucy Biddle

December newsletter

December newsletter

The latest edition of the Cam Parish Council Newsletter can be found on the following link

Posted: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 11:06 by Lucy Biddle