Cam from Cam Peak
Cam shown within Gloucestershire
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Cam had 8,160 residents, with 3,575 households in the 2011 census.
Cam actually has a larger population than neighbouring Dursley, which is a town.
The village has an identifiable centre, with several shops (including a pharmacy, a hardware store and funeral directors, three takeaways, a restaurant, a beauty salon, a combined Post Office and card shop, parish council offices, a few pubs including the Berkeley Arms and The Railway, and a Tesco supermarket clustered loosely around St Bartholemew's Church. There are more businesses, including a pair of convenience stores scattered around the rest of the parish and a small industrial estate to the west of the village centre.
Cam supports three state sector primary schools located in the Woodfields, Hopton and Everlands districts of the village. The nearest mainstream secondary school is Rednock, just across the parish boundary in Dursley.
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.
There are three public play areas; Woodfield, Cam Green and Jubilee Fields with well maintained play equipment, including swings, carousels, seasaw, spring rockers, skateboard park, supanova, gyro spiral, climbers, climbing wall, slides, fitness equipment, basket ball courts and football fields. Some of the facilities are on all weather surfaces. Disabled access and some equipment for disabled use.
There is a swimming pool, indoor gyms, running clubs, cycle clubs in nearby Dursley.
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One of the main companies for employment in Cam is Cam Mills which has just under 100 employees. It is a woollen mill and has been creating the cloth for tennis balls since the Tudor era.
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