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 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

Christmas Lights switch on - Saturday 25th November 2-5pm

Christmas Lights switch on - Saturday 25th November 2-5pm

Christmas Lights switch on - Saturday 25th November 2-5pm

Christmas is already in our thoughts and plans and we are very excited to announce that the annual Cam Christmas Lights Switch on will take place on Saturday 25 November 2023 from 2pm.

To ensure everyone's safety, the High Street will be closed on this date from 12.00pm until 6.00pm. This is to allow safe access and set up for everyone involved with the Christmas activities. The High Street will be closed from just after The China Chef takeaway to the roundabout by Tesco.. More »

Manor Avenue will be the alternative route and we will have traffic marshals in place to help residents and visitors and to re-direct vehicles as needed. Heavy Goods Vehicles will be asked to use the A38 and B4066 for access to Cam.

This year's Christmas event includes a host of exciting activities – including giant street games, festive themed stalls, a traditional Christmas market and even mini reindeer rides! We are really looking forward to welcoming the people of Cam on the day to enjoy festive music, delicious food and to have a fantastic time in their local community.

Extra help is always needed, so if you would like to volunteer or have any queries or comments about the Christmas event, then please contact us at:

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 25 November! Please follow us on social media for updates, news and competitions! @camparishcouncil » Less

Posted: Tue, 26 Sep 2023 12:09 by Lucy Biddle

CAM INSTITUTE CHARITY, Small Grants Available

The trustees of the Cam Institute Charity have funds available to assist organisations which provide facilities for recreation or leisure time occupation for the benefit of the residents of Cam.

Organisations may apply for small grants by filling in a short application form available from:

Miss Kate Reynolds, Clerk to the Trustees,

Cam Institute Charity; 15 Birch Road, Norman Hill, Cam, GL11 5SF.

Email: More »

Alternatively, copies are available from Cam Parish Council.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS – 29th September 2023 » Less

Posted: Mon, 04 Sep 2023 12:39 by Jo Lewis

Upcoming roadworks in Cam

The Crapen: Footway works from Monday 14 August to Friday 1 September

Springhill Road from its junction with Tree Ways to its junction with Drake Lane (total distance approximately 100 metres): Severn Trent Water from Monday 4 September to Wednesday 6 September

Tilsdown Close: Footway Reconstruction & Footway Resurfacing from Monday 4 September to Friday 15 September from 07.30 to 16.30 (excl weekends) More »

Please follow alternative routes as signed on site.

For further information please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514 514 or visit » Less

Posted: Wed, 23 Aug 2023 12:41 by Jo Lewis