Welcome to Tutnall and Cobley Parish Council

Welcome to the Parish Council Website of Tutnall and Cobley. Here you
will be able to find information relating to the area as well as services
that are nearest to you. If you have any suggestions for additional useful
information to be included on our website, please contact us.

This parish had medieval status in Warwickshire, Staffordshire and
Worcestershire at different times before transfering to Worcestershire
completely in 1844. It once formed the area of Bordesley Abbey. The
current parish came into being in 1894 and is one of the 151 parish and town
councils in Worcestershire and one of 20 in Bromsgrove.

St Bartholomew’s Church stands on a hill at Tardebigge, overlooking the
canal. A Norman church occupied the same site in 1138.

Tardebigge Cof E School is next to the church. The school was started by
the Plymouth family who lived at nearby Hewell Grange.

Tardebigge Community Hall opened in 2004 and is a popular venue for both
large and small groups and supports a wide variety of activities.

Worcestershire Birmingham Canal – below the church an ancient path
leads down to the canal, Tardebigge Tunnel and the 58 locks descending to

The Tardebigge Public House was once Tardebigge’s village hall, built in
1911 by the Plymouth family.

Hewell Grange – a residence has been sited here since the 1500s with
complete rebuilding taking place in 1712 and 1884. The Grange was sold to
the Crown, due to large death duties, and in 1946 became a Borstal Training
Centre. It held Young Offenders until 1991 when its role was changed to
house Category D Adult men. The buildings and some of the gardens are
Grade II Listed.

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Volunteering opportunities


New Year Volunteering for 2019!


Onside a local charity which works across Herefordshire and Worcestershire, is looking for people to take on the role of a Relevant Persons Representative (RPR).  

As an RPR the volunteer would be visiting a person just once every 6-8 weeks for no more than 1 hour. Volunteering would be local to where the volunteer lives.  Volunteers as an RPR are safeguarding the rights of vulnerable people who don’t have the mental capacity to consent to care or treatment.

Onside’s Volunteer Manager, Claire Watkins, said   “Our volunteers give their time, their passion and enthusiasm, this role is very worthwhile and rewarding.”


Volunteers are ordinary people of all ages and backgrounds they just need to be good listeners and have some time to give.  We also have further opportunities with advocacy, mentoring, café and book shop volunteering available.


If you can picture yourself in the role of an Onside volunteer please call Claire Watkins - Volunteer Manager on 01905 27525 or email  claire.watkins@onside-advocacy.org.uk to find out more. This type of volunteering is flexible to fit with your life and circumstances. Free training (throughout the year) is provided and all expenses paid.


Note to Editors: Background on charity:

           Onside improves the lives of over 3000 vulnerable adults every year in Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

           We provide free services to support adults facing disadvantage through mental and physical ill health, learning disability and old age. Eg. Depression, autism, learning difficulties

           Onside employs over 50 people and has150 active volunteers

           Onside is a Worcestershire based charity established in 1993 stemming from a belief that everyone has the right to be a valued human being and to be treated in a just and fair manner.

Registered Charity no. 1102022 Onside contact: Volunteering: Claire Watkins 01905 27525 volunteering@onside-advocacy.org.uk Web: www.onside-advocacy.org.uk.

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Images of Tutnall and Cobley

1960's Arial Photo of the Parish St Bartholemew's Church Tardebigge Community Hall
St Bartholemew's Church Tardebigge Community Hall Tardebigge Wharf

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