Making the South East
an even better place to
live, work and do business

  • Efficient Transport to keep our region moving
  • Affordable, decent Housing to grow sustainably
  • Collaboration for a Smarter and Greener future
  • Adequate Skills provision to compete successfully
  • Practical Devolution to empower our region

Councils in partnership

South East Councils

South East Councils (SEC) is a cross-party membership association that works to ensure the South East England region is a great place to live, work and do business.

With most local authorities as members, we seek to provide a unified democratic voice on South East interests.

South East Councils is an associate member of the Local Government Association (LGA).

Our members

Most councils in the South East are active SEC members

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Latest meetings

"Tomorrow’s South East"- Summit of the South East (SOTSE)
October 19, 2022
09:30
By invitation only
Wider South East Conference
July 8, 2022
09:30
By invitation only, SEC Members only
Governance meetings
South East Councils AGM
July 5, 2022
14:00
SEC Members only
Governance meetings

News

South East APPG launches transport infrastructure inquiry

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the South East has launched an inquiry into transport infrastructure. This follows the unanimous decision of the group’s officers …

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South East Councils submit to Left Behind Neighborhoods APPG inquiry into levelling up

Responding to the Left Behind Neighborhoods APPG‘s inquiry into levelling up, Cllr Nicolas Heslop, Chair of South East Councils said: “We hear about the ‘affluent’ …

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South East Councils respond to Levelling Up Fund Round 2

Over 100 projects were awarded a share of £2.1 billion from Round 2 of the Government’s flagship Levelling Up Fund today. In response, Chair of …

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South East Councils write to Labour Leader Keir Starmer following the Brown report

South East Council’s Chair Cllr Nicolas Heslop, Deputy Chair Cllr Paul Bettison OBE, and Vice-Chair Cllr Tony Page have written to Rt Hon Sir Keir …

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SEC welcomes new Transport Committee Chair Iain Stewart MP

South East Council’s Chair Cllr Nicolas Heslop and Deputy Chair Cllr Paul Bettison OBE have written to congratulate Iain Stewart MP, the Conservative MP for …

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What we're talking about

South East Strategic Partnership for Migration (SESPM) logo | South East Councils

The South East Strategic Partnership for Migration (SESPM) provides a leadership, coordination and advisory function for migration in the South East. SESPM is hosted by South East England Councils, with all SESPM work funded by the Home Office.

South East Strategic Partnership for Migration (SESPM) logo | South East Councils

The South East Strategic Partnership for Migration (SESPM) provides a leadership, coordination and advisory function for migration in the South East. SESPM is hosted by South East England Councils, with all SESPM work funded by the Home Office.