Melvin Hall Community Centre
Melvin Hall started life as a Church Hall belonging to Holy Trinity Church in Anerley Road, Penge. When the church was destroyed by fire Melvin Hall in Melvin Road was no longer required and went up for sale and was bought by Penge Council for use as a public hall. For many years the public hall provided a lunch club and Meals on Wheels for the elderly and a variety of social events took place, including weddings and parties. In 1985 Bromley Council transformed the centre in a bespoke Day Care Centre for the elderly and
Meals on Wheels continued its services to the people of Penge. In 2016 The Trustees of Melvin Hall could no longer finance the services it supplied to our residents due to funding cuts and the low uptake in members. Bromley Council listed Melvin Hall as surplus to requirements so residents applied for an Asset of Community Value to be completed giving the building 6 months grace from any proposed sale. Penge people then decided Penge could not lose another Community and set about recruiting Trustees who would run this as a Community Centre. The Melvin Hall Community Group registered as a charity on 9th November 2016. The Trustees first event was a Boxing Day lunch on Monday, 26 December 2016 where we served 80 people with Christmas lunch.
Melvin Hall offer’s one main hall with stage area, and two smaller halls, a commercial kitchen and secure car park.
Melvin Hall currently hold coffee mornings the last Saturday every month.