Local elections will be held across much of the country on 6 May 2021, including here in Shropshire though not in Telford & Wrekin. Also on 6 May, the legislation which allows town and parish councils to meet online expires. That is causing some concern among councils across the country. On Monday night, the south area od the Shropshire Association of Local Councils agreed to a motion that I had drafted calling for councils to be able to have the choice of meeting online or face to face in a council chamber or other setting. Last night, Bromfield Parish Council agreed to support the same motion. Bromfield today is writing to political leaders calling for councils to be allowed the option of meeting online as well as face to face. Shropshire Council leader Peter Nutting has already indicated that he will support continuation of online meetings and Shreswbury Town council is also calling for virtual meetings to continue.