Town hall in Melton to stay in the community after owner changes mind over sale

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The owner of a long-standing Melton community centre which was previously for sale has decided not to sell it and has re-opened for children’s parties.

Penman Spicer Hall which was built in 1911 closed before Christmas due to the building going to auction in Nottingham.

Unfortunately a buyer wasn’t found and the Melton Times has since learnt that a deal to sell the hall to an artist from London also collapsed.

Andy Mullen, the owner, said: “The week before Christmas we’d agreed terms to sell the property and a deal was set to go through until the buyer decided to pull out.

“I was dissapointed we were unable to find a buyer but have since realised it’s a valueable community asset and it would be a shame to sell it for the price it was offered.”

Mr Mullen said that he and his family have owned the hall for the last 12 years and the reason he’d plan to sell it was because he felt it was time to move on.

Penman Spicer Hall was originally bought to turn into a house and is named after Mr Mullen’s auntie and his partner’s dad.

For information on how to book your child’s party at the hall visit www.facebook.com/PenmanSpicerCommunityCentre