A major public meeting to discuss the future use of a former hospital aftercare building in Norfolk has been postponed. 

Benjamin Court reablement service, in Cromer, closed in June last year. 

The centre provided short-stay care beds for people well enough to be discharged from hospital but not to return home.

But Norfolk County Council closed the building as part of wider plans to offer a similar care service at people’s homes instead.

A public meeting due to take place on May 30 has now been pushed back to July 16. 

North Norfolk News: Benjamin Court in CromerBenjamin Court in Cromer (Image: Newsquest)

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NHS Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board (ICB), which is hosting the meeting alongside Healthwatch Norfolk, said: "Following the recent announcement of a general election, NHS Norfolk and Waveney ICB is now observing the pre-election period in line with national guidance.

"As a result, a planned public meeting giving people an opportunity to have their say on how Benjamin Court in Cromer could be used in future, has been postponed.

"The meeting was due to take place on May 30 has now been rearranged for Tuesday, July 16, 6pm - 7.30pm, at North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9EN.

"Everyone who registered to attend the event should have received notification of the date change from Eventbrite.

"If you would like to attend the new July meeting, please be aware we are ticketing this event to ensure people can sit and participate comfortably, and we can ensure we know people’s accessibility needs in advance."

To book tickets, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/benjamin-court-public-meeting-tickets-902211096677, or call 01603 595857.

North Norfolk News: Benjamin Court, CromerBenjamin Court, Cromer (Image: Colin Finch)

Benjamin Court consists of two buildings owned by NHS Property Services. 

One of the buildings is largely empty, which is the building NHS Norfolk and Waveney ICB and Healthwatch Norfolk are gathering and listening to local views on. 

People can share their views by completing an online survey by visiting: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/BenjaminCourtFuture/

The engagement period will run until July 17 this year.