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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Please find the latest update from the Government regarding green spaces.
The outdoor gym, play areas and skate park at Jubilee Field all remain closed.
Social distancing of 2m must also be observed.
Posted: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 10:23 by Jenny Walkley
Cam Parish Council is inviting quotes for repairs to the stone steps leading to the war memorial at Hopton Green in Cam. There are 13 steps leading to the listed war memorial and five steps on each side of it. Many of these steps need attention to the following specification:
- Raking out and repointing of damaged steps.
- Making good of cracks.
- Repair/patching of damaged steps.
- Building-up of steps as necessary.
- Ensuring all steps leading to the war memorial on all sides are sound and in good repair.
- Barriers must be provided by the successful contractor to keep the public off the war memorial during the operation of the works.
- The site to be left clean and tidy on completion with all materials removed from site.
Six x photographs showing examples of the damaged steps attached. More »
A site visit will be necessary to see the scope of the work. Social distancing guidelines will be observed for all site visits. For more information and to arrange a site visit, contact Jo Lewis, Project Officer, on firstname.lastname@example.org » Less
Posted: Fri, 22 May 2020 12:29 by Jo Lewis
Cam parish Council Grants - Closing date May 25th 2020
Cam Parish Council has a small budget for the award of grants. The Council can only award grants using certain legal powers. Council must be confident that any grant awarded will benefit Cam residents
Grants are considered each year at the Parish Council's Financial, Policies & General Purposes Committee meeting in May for payments in June, slightly later than planned this year due to disruption. Grants must meet the Council's grant criteria which are set out below and applications must be made on the Parish Council's application form. More »
Application forms are now available and will be posted on request or copies can be downloaded from the Parish Council's website. All applications must be accompanied by appropriate accounts or supporting financial information. Forms and the supporting information must be returned to the Clerk of the Council by the deadline stated on the form. » Less
Posted: Tue, 12 May 2020 12:38 by Jenny Walkley