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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Join Cam Parish Council for a litter pick around Cam!
We'll be meeting at 10am on Thursday 1 July at Cam Parish Council offices, 4 Noel Lee Way, Cam.
Litter pickers will be provided but please bring your own gloves.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01453 548884 for more information and to register to attend.
Posted: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:45 by Jo Lewis
Work begins soon to install a new 150metre long footpath at Jubilee Playing Field which will mean it will no longer be necessary for walkers, runners and cyclists to have to cut across the skatepark.
The existing footpath leads directly to the skatepark and then stops, starting again at the far side of the skating area. This means users have no choice but to either walk across the skatepark or navigate the grass, which can be particularly tricky for people such as those in mobility scooters or for parents pushing buggies. More »
The new section of footpath will begin where the existing footpath ends at the start of skatepark and will go out in a 150metre long diversion past the tarmacked Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) before re-joining the existing pathway. There will also be a shorter pathway linking the new footpath to the MUGA.
Cam Parish Council has instructed contractors AP Transport to carry out the work. Work is due to begin on Monday 7 June and will take two to three weeks.
The new pathway will be 1.2metres wide and will include 4-inch drainage pipes. It will have a permeable geotextile membrane to help drainage, structural rigidity and prevent grass growing through the surface.
Barriers will be put up around the working site during construction and users are asked to be considerate during this time.
The footpath work is part of an on-going project by Cam Parish Council which began last Autumn when the entrance was widened. Future plans include fencing the skatepark, creating exciting new play areas for children up to 12-years-old and improving carparking. » Less
Posted: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 11:59 by Jo Lewis
The Cam community has supported an important planning document which will give more control in the shaping of future developments in the parish.
The Neighbourhood Development Plan was supported by more than 85% of the voters in the recent council elections and has now been adopted.
The plan took five years to produce and is a collaboration between residents, Cam Parish Council and the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. It will give clarity on working with developers in the future to retain Cam's special character, such as steering the way houses will look and the type of materials used. More »
Councillor Mike Grimshaw, who is chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, thanked everyone for their hard work in producing the NDP and all those who voted for it.
He said: "This is such an important document and it's heartening that 85.29% of the people who voted supported it. A tremendous amount of work has gone into the NDP but we now have a document in place which will help to shape Cam and which developers will have to work within."
The Neighbourhood Development Plan is available by following the link https://www.camparishcouncil.gov.uk/uploads/cam-ndp-rererendumv8-lowres-1.pdf
Photograph shows, from left, Steering Group members Terry Grocutt, Christina Carter, Keith Scott, Julie Sherman, Mike Grimshaw and John Grove. » Less
Posted: Tue, 01 Jun 2021 12:59 by Jo Lewis