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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.

 Don't forget to visit the new Longburton Village Events page. 

A volunteer is urgently required to organise the Longburton Community Speed Watch.  Please see the Speed Watch page for further details.

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Council Depot Site
Plans for New Village Hall

click here for Latest Update

Click for list of CVPC Councillors
uncontested election 2nd May 2019
(doc file)

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.

Home Library Service


Dorset Library Service Distribution & Support Centre
Unit F3 Marabout Industrial Estate



Tel: 01305 225000

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 Council


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

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 Vegetation
obstructing pathways
click here (PDF file)
Groups & Activities

click here

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

Dorset Community Foundation 


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