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 trialing 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 its 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 March 12, and cabinet meeting of March 26 are available on the site, and the Local Development Framework Meeting of Monday, March 31 will be streamed and published shortly after.
If wants 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 http://audiominutes.com/udc.