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Welcome to the Cam Vale Parish Council Website

The Cam Vale Group of Parishes includes the villages of Longburton, Holnest, Lillington and Leweston,
located in the picturesque Blackmore Vale and close to the renowned Abbey Town of Sherborne.

To contact the Parish Council

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Longburton Remembers

Council Depot Site

Latest Update

On Angel Wings click here  

Home Library Service

provided by Dorset Library Service
and delivered by Royal Voluntary Service volunteers free of charge to anybody who cannot easily get to their local library.

Sherborne Library has a team of volunteers who choose and deliver books on a 3 weekly basis in the area.
If you would be interested in finding out more about this service please contact Maria Jacobson, RVS Home Library Service Manager
Dorset, on 01305 236666

Dorset For You

To find out about
Bus timetables
School admissions
Planning applications
Bin/recycling dates
Report potholes,
overgrown hedges/trees,
street lighting
and much more
click here

Financial help for those
on slowest broadband

click here (Doc file)

Future Roots


Charity event raised funds
for a Defibrillator at Future Roots
in memory of Dominic


Dorset Community Transport
click here

Hang up on fraudsters

click here

Dog Fouling Notice
click here (PDF file)

Overgrown Vegitation
obstructing pathways
click here (PDF file)
Groups & Activities

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A profile of the Cam Vale Group of Parishes

The Names: Longburton, Leweston, Lillington, Holnest

Longburton comes from the Old English lang (long) and burh-tun (fortified farm or farm near a fortification). A number of versions of the village name have been adopted over the centuries. This is hardly surprising in the period before spelling was standardised. Early references show Burton (1244), Buryton (1285), Bourton (1316) and Langebourton (1460).

Leweston is probably a farm belonging to a man called Leofwig, from the Old English tun + a personal name.

Lillington (farm called after a man named Lylla) comes from the Old English -lngton + a personal name. However, before 1293 the village belonged to one William de Lillington.

Holnest (copse or wooded hill where ho

lly grows) comes from the Old English holeyn +hurst. References include Holeherst (1185), Holenherst (1268), Holnest (1316) and Holnhurst (1375).

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