South East Councils (SEC) was established in April 2009 to represent the views of local authorities in the South East region, most authorities, including Guildford Borough Council, are members. The aim of the grouping is to promote and maintain the South East’s position as a leading global economy, seek fair funding for the South East region, and monitor and highlight the economic pulse of the South East.
SEC has been involved with the work of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the South East which during the summer published the results of its report on its inquiry: Financing the future – what does levelling up mean for South East England?
The report reveals major concerns that the levelling up agenda promoted by central government presents a major risk to the region in its current form.
Ther report highlights the following points:
The APPG Report can be found below
A report commisssioned by the SEC Resetting the South Eadt is also below
Help us make Guildford better
We want our town to be vibrant, attractive and liveable. We support development that brings a sense of place and enhances the best aspects of our town. If such aims can be embraced, we believe Guildford has the chance to lead the way in enabling sensitive and sustainable development.
Pressures for development are increasing. Planning rules are being eased. The Society’s commitment to standing up for Guildford is needed more than ever.
Getting involved allows the society to continue its work. We welcome new members, from every age and background. Membership provides an opportunity for you to contribute to the continued health of the town and surrounding area, and to meet other people who care about Guildford.