Halesowen stands on the border of the Black Country and Birmingham, and is exceptionally convenient for both. Dating from Saxon times, it features everything you would expect in a small to medium sized town whilst retaining the character and feel of the village it once was. It is an excellent place to live, work and play because the town links the beautiful Worcestershire countryside and industrial excellence with easy accessibility by road and public transport.
The town incorporates an excellent range of retail premises ad in-town commercial properties with modern office blocks such as Trinity Point and Fountain House.
Halesowen is dominated by the parish church of St John the Baptist which dates from 1083. Cornbow Hall is a delightful venue for the twice weekly Tea Dances and Age Concern meetings. Townswomen’s Guild, Weight Watchers and Ceroc Dance Group are but a few of the regulars who appreciate the ideal Town Centre location. The excellent stage and theatre facilities of Cornbow Hall make it a popular venue for theatrical and musical performances.
14 local churches work together via ‘Churches Together in Halesowen’ offering a variety of spiritual, cultural and community events.
There are also several secondary schools within easy reach of the town centre. Higher and further education is provided by Halesowen College who is expanding their services for the community, industry and commerce via the recently constructed technology centre.
Located in the centre of Halesowen you will find Somers Square. Completed in 2003 the Civic square is used as a central point to host entertainment and events in the town.
A street market combines the long established farmer's market with a craft market. You can be confident of the origins of the foods, ask questions and get closer to the sources of local foods. The producers get valuable feed-back from customers.
Halesowen by the Sea takes place in August. Run by Dudley MBC and Town Centre Management with a stage, Punch & Judy and an RNLI lifeboat in Somers Square. There is a street theatre through out the town, featuring donkey rides in Peckingham Street.