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.
Severn Vale Community Kitchen are offering healthy and tasty affordable meal delivery in the Severn Vale area on a not for profit basis. They are working alongside GL11 Community Hub to ensure that the most vulnerable stay fed during this time. They are hoping to raise funds and offer subsidies to those who are not covered by GL11 Community Hub (GL12 and GL13) as there are a lot of people out there in pretty desperate need at this time. More »
They're offering 7 meals for £25 which is open to everyone and can produce upwards of 1500 meals per day. Deliveries are currently on Tuesdays and Fridays but can be increased if demand necessitates.
They are looking for funding to help offer subsidies for those who cannot afford their meals, but also any other business grants that may be or become available for not for profit projects that helping communities during the COVID-19 crisis.
Posted: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 13:24 by Jenny Walkley
We know that lots of volunteer groups and organisations or charities are doing amazing work to help their communities during the Coronavirus pandemic.
To help you easily see what support is available in your area, Stroud District Council has created a community support map.
All the support groups on the map have either registered on the county-wide community help hub or are established charities and organisations within the district that we know are providing community support. More »
Click on the link below to access the interactive map and find out more. » Less
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:51 by Jenny Walkley
The hub is supported by Gloucestershire County Council who gather requests for support, review the data and pass it to the relevant district, borough or city council. They will then match the volunteers with requests for support to ensure people get what they need as quickly as possible.
Cllr Mark Hawthorne, leader of Gloucestershire County Council, said, "We are delighted by the generosity and willingness of our communities. Volunteers are coming forward in great numbers to offer support. Please continue to get involved if you can and together we will beat this." More »
The majority of requests are for help with errands for those that cannot physically leave the house and are mainly for shopping deliveries.
To access the hub go to www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/helphub
Those unable to access a web form can contact the service by telephone 01452 583519. The lines are open Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm and Saturday to Sunday 9am-4pm. This is a priority telephone line for people who need help or are volunteering, please do not use it for reporting other issues. There is no need to register in advance.
Those who have already volunteered should be aware that it may take a few days for your local council to get in touch due to the amazing response so far. » Less
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:03 by Jenny Walkley