Cam, Gloucestershire


Cam, Gloucestershire

Cam is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England, situated in the Cotswolds. The Cotswold Way runs less than a mile from the village. It has a boundary with the town of Dursley.

Cam had approximately 8500 residents in the 2001 census. In the May 2006 local elections, Cam East was held by the Conservative Party, while Cam West was taken by the Liberal Democrats, having previously been a Labour stronghold.

Cam shops include a hardware store and funeral directors, a fish and chip shop, a takeaway, a beauty salon, a stationary and card shop, a council shop, a few pubs, and a Tesco supermarket.

Cam Bulldogs FC is Cam's football team and plays in the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League Division One. The cricket team is called Cam Cricket Club. Both play at The Shed along Everlands.

Cam Parish Council has announced plans to build a village area in the old supermarket car park, near Tesco. It is hoping to attract a farmer's market and is also hoping the area will become a spot for the community to come together.

Cam actually has a larger population than neighbouring Dursley, which is a town. Cam is also meant to be the largest village in Gloucestershire.

One of the main companies for employment in Cam is Cam Mills which has just under 100 employees. It is a woolen mill and has been creating the cloth for tennis balls since the Tudor era.

ee also

*Cam and Dursley railway station

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