Democracy in action


Have you ever wished that you could hear local democracy in action, but haven’t been able to make it to a council meeting?  Now you can!  Uttlesford District Council is trialling the recording and posting of its public meetings online.

The recordings are made using the existing microphones and public address system in the Council Chamber at our Saffron Walden offices, so the quality is crystal clear, and just like being in the room.

You can listen to the discussions being streamed live, and re-listen to an archive of previous meetings at your leisure whenever and wherever you please.  When published on the website, the recordings will be indexed so that you can go straight to the agenda item that interests you most.

So far, the Planning Meeting of 12 March and Cabinet Meeting of 26 March are available on the site which will be streamed and published shortly after, so if you want to know what’s being said about local flooding or improvements to the Castle site, or monitor the progress of local planning applications you can do so from the comfort of your own armchair.

Archived recordings and the live stream, when available, can be found at

Democracy in action