Shropshire: The byelection due in Oswestry East division will be held on 12 February.
South Oxfordshire: As was widely reported, the council offices in Crowmarsh Giffard were destroyed by fire in the early hours of Thursday 15 January. The offices housed the council’s planning team, and also that of Vale of White Horse District Council which has a shared service agreement with South Oxfordshire. Planning services for both authorities are likely to be seriously disrupted for some time. Both councils’ websites are still offline at the time of writing.