In 1999 and 2001 the Labour
Government initiated 39 schemes throughout the country,
as part of the New Deal for Communities Regeneration
Programme, to regenerate certain areas, and improve the
lives of the local communities living there. One of the
schemes, the All Saints and Blakenhall Community
Development (ABCD) scheme was based in Wolverhampton,
and ran from 2001 until 2011.
The scheme, which served the areas
of All Saints, Blakenhall, and Parkfield, invested £53.5
million into projects that tackled crime, boosted
education, improved health, created jobs, ensured decent
and warm homes, and made the area a place to be proud
Several local walks were developed
as part of the project, to act as guides to the area,
and point out interesting buildings, historic sites,
heritage sites, and local landmarks. Martin Rispin who
was the ABCD Heritage Project Officer, has kindly
allowed the walks to be included in this section.
Please Follow the instructions on
each map, and don’t forget to take care when crossing
roads, and also when stepping back to admire the
different sites. Take care on canal towpaths, and don’t
forget that they can be very muddy.