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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 Cam Vale

Parish Council

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Parents of children and young people
living in North Dorset you are invited to
Afternoon Tea

Sherborne Children’s Centre,
Tinney’s Lane, Sherborne DT9 3DY
Friday 20
th October 12.00 - 1.30pm

Tel: 01935 389 914
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Council Depot Site

Latest Update

Outline Planning Approved and Plot for sale


WAR Memorial

UPDATE - Sep 2017
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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
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Financial help for those
on slowest broadband

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Future Roots


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


Dorset Community Transport
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Hang up on fraudsters

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Dog Fouling Notice
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From 6th Sep 2016
phone 105 (free)
to report a power cut

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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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