The Annual Parish Council meeting situation is somewhat confusing. The temporary legislation states:
"Where an appointment would otherwise be made or require to be made at an annual meeting of a local authority, such appointment continues until the next annual meeting of the authority or until such time as that authority may determine." So the requirement to hold an APM last May was suspended, but councils were given the option to hold one, either in May, or at a later date of their choosing, up to 6 May 2021 ("before 7th May 2021" in the legislation)
Schedule 12 Part II para 7(2) of LGA 1972 states:
"In a year which is a year of ordinary elections of parish councillors, the annual meeting of a parish council shall be held on, or within fourteen days after, the day on which the councillors elected at that election take office, and in any other year the annual meeting shall be held on such day in May as the parish council may determine."
So the temporary legislation permits an APM in April for a council that has not held one since 1 May 2020, but for those councils that held their APM virtually last year, it appears that this year's meeting must take place during the month of May, either virtually on 4, 5 or 6 (election day) or face-to-face after 17 May, assuming the date of Step 3 isn't delayed by Covid stats between now and then.
I'm not sure what we do if Step 3 is pushed back.