Future Plans

Zion Chapel

When the Zion Chapel was gifted to the Trust in 2018, it prompted us to consider ways in which both The Folly and the Zion buildings might best be used for public benefit. Since November 2019, NCBPT’s Board of Trustees has developed a new strategy for the future of the buildings in our care, with the following aims:

  • To ensure the preservation of The Folly and Zion for future generations
  • To make The Folly and Zion sustainable for the long term
  • To generate income to enable the Trust to save other buildings at risk
  • To make the whole of The Folly accessible to all members of the public
  • To bring The Folly to life as a hub for local heritage and arts activity
  • To find a community use for Zion Chapel and Hall
  • To make a positive contribution to the local economy

The cost of implementing all of these projects is estimated to be over £1 million and fundraising is under way.