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

SOUTH EAST

1,000

BIANNUAL REGIONAL MONITOR

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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 Councils launches latest South East 1,000 regional monitor

Earlier today South East Council members, business leaders and other sector leaders from across the region gathered at the launch of the latest South East …

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Time for councils to get more financial control to support the UK

Councillors, businesses and members of the public in the South East are more resolute than ever in their desire for financial devolution, says South East …

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South East is ripe for a fiscal devolution trial

Council leaders from across the South East, are today [Wednesday 19th October] calling on the Government to allow cohorts of councils in the region to …

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SEC writes to new Levelling Up Minister Dehenna Davison MP

South East Council’s Chair Cllr Nicolas Heslop and Deputy Chair Cllr Paul Bettison OBE have written to congratulate Levelling Up Minister Dehenna Davison MP on …

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South East Councils congratulates Levelling Up Secretary Simon Clarke on his appointment

South East Council’s Chair Cllr Nicolas Heslop and Deputy Chair Cllr Paul Bettison OBE have written to congratulate the new Secretary of State for Levelling …

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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.