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.
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CAM Parish Council has elected Jonathan Fulcher to take on a second year as chair of the council. Mark Morton is the new vice-chair.
Jon said he was looking forward to continuing as chair and hoped to see projects begun by the parish council through to delivery in 2022, as well as addressing ongoing and new issues.
He added: "There's a lot to be said for continuity at the helm while a new vice-chair, Mark Morton, and quite a few relatively new or returning councillors bring exciting new ideas and energy to ways of addressing local issues we all face." More »
Jon joined Cam Parish Council in 2019 and has a background of charity work and nature conservation. He hopes to continue to support the public during his time as chair.
He said: "Over the coming year Cam Parish Council will continue to engage with the community and follow an approach that brings people and organisations together to listen, tackle problems and help where we can to make Cam an even greater place to live." » Less
Posted: Fri, 20 May 2022 10:01 by Jo Lewis
Following two successful 'In Memory' Appeals using metal flowers as a way for people to donate and remember a loved one, Longfield Community Hospice is running a third appeal with its latest metal flower offering – a Michaelmas daisy.
The appeal will give supporters a thoughtful way to remember someone special.
When they make a generous donation to the appeal, they will reserve a beautiful metal Michaelmas daisy – a symbol of eternal love. More »
Before being dispatched to their new homes, the daisies will be displayed in Stroud's Museum in the Park, from 2 August to 21 August. The mesmerising sight of hundreds of delicate blue daisies will give visitors a chance to pause and remember loved ones no longer with us.
Sam is supporting Longfield's Daisy Appeal in memory of his mum, Gillian.
He explained how Longfield helped him care for his mum at home, in her final months:
"Mum had lung cancer which spread to her brain. She went downhill quickly when chemotherapy finished. Doctors told us nothing more could be done.
The Longfield team visited us the same day mum came home from hospital. I was amazed at the level of support we received. It was professional hospice care, but in Mum's own home. Nothing was too much trouble. We had three visits a day at first, then overnight care too.
When you're caring for someone you love, time is precious. The support we had from Longfield helped us make the most of our time together. In the most difficult of times, I have some beautiful memories of mum."
Longfield supports people in Gloucestershire with a life-limiting illness, from diagnosis onwards. As well as providing Hospice at Home care, Longfield also offers help and support to patients, families and carers through a range of Wellbeing services at the hospice.
Posted: Mon, 16 May 2022 09:58 by Jenny Walkley
GL11 and Cam and Dursley Creatives have come together to create a special community project for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The Great Jubilee Flag Project!
What is the project?
- A drawing competition for local school children asked to create images they felt represented the Queen and her reign. We received over 900 entries!
- Drawings were chosen and put onto 14 silkscreens
- Teachers, TAs and community leaders came along to free workshops where they were taught how to silkscreen
- Over 45 local volunteers have cut and sewn 2,500 flags – we have three different sizes!
- Local young graphic designer Catherine Waye kindly designed the poster for the project
- Flags and silkscreen kits have been delivered to the local schools and community groups so that images can be printed (silkscreened) onto the flags
- Our youngest children have the opportunity to paint their own flags – we can't wait to see them!
- There are also 6 pop-up community flag printing sessions where the community can print their own flag ready for the Jubilee weekend
- We hope that the flags will bring a bit of fun to our amazing community while they attend street parties, school events and Dursley's Picnic in the Park
- We are working with two local printmakers Deb Brooks and Andy Kinnear. Who have delivered the workshops (12 in total). We are also providing work experience to 3 Rednock students, who will be assisting at the Pop-up flag events
- Legacy: After the project silkscreen kits will be used by Rednock School and can be borrowed by local groups/primary schools to develop skills and produce pieces such as limited edition prints, t-shirts and bags
Look out for the red, white and blue flags with drawings created by our school children!
Posted: Fri, 13 May 2022 12:29 by Jenny Walkley