Christmas message from chair of Cam Parish Council Cllr Jon Fulcher

As another year goes by it is a time to both reflect and look ahead. During 2023, we enjoyed many rewarding local events from fun days at Jubilee Field last summer to the recent Christmas celebration in central Cam.

Working collaboratively, Cam Parish Council (CPC) tries to reach as many residents and groups as possible, whether through grants, hosting events, or advice and lobbying.  

GL11 continues to shine as a beacon, our churches support people both with and without faith while volunteers within organisations or operating outside formal structures give their time freely and selflessly.

With these unsung stars of our community in mind CPC is launching the Clifton Community Award next year.

If Gazette readers know of someone who volunteers/works for the benefit of others in the Cam area, going above and beyond, then let us know and we will arrange for them to receive some well-deserved acknowledgement.

Upcoming future highlights include engagement with young residents aged 11-17 to plan the next improvement at Jubilee Playing Field.

In a similar vein, CPC intends to make some of the money we receive as development contributions, known as Community Infrastructure Levy, available to community groups with grant funding for projects that benefit Cam.  

We will also play our part next June in marking the WWII D-Day landings. 

As chair of Cam Parish Council over the last three years I have witnessed greater engagement and targeted help within our community.  

Now, in my last six-months of leading council, I can say we are putting Cam firmly on the map ensuring our community is being heard by decision makers.

My door remains open to any resident, business or organisation that would appreciate my time.

On behalf of council staff and fellow councillors I would like to wish all Cam’s parishioners a Very Happy Christmas and New Year.