Outside Bodies

South East England Councils (SEEC)



Aims and Objectives of the Organisation:

SEEC is a forum for co-ordinating member-led action on issues of common concern to South East local authorities. It works to four principles:

Strive for a fair funding deal for the South East

Making the case for fairer national funding settlements for South East Councils and maximising councils’ access to EU funding opportunities.

Promote the South East’s position as a leading global economy

Making the case for strategic infrastructure and investment including joint working with business.

Monitor the pulse of the South East

Tracking data to illustrate South East successes and pressure points in service delivery and supporting economic growth.

Act as single democratic voice for South East interests

Representing all tier and cross-boundary views to Government, dialogue with neighbouring areas and representing South East local government interests on external bodies.

Current influencing priorities for 2012/2013 are making the case for infrastructure investment in the South East, the need for fairer funding and promoting cross-tier working to deliver a smooth transition of wellbeing powers.

Role and responsibility of the Council representative

eg. Observer, Trustee, Board Member, Observer

All members meet twice a year. Also able to stand for election as an office holder (eg chairman), as a SEEC Executive Committee member, a trustee or member of any topic-based groups.

Also eligible to attend any major SEEC events/ conferences free of charge

What does the Organisation hope to achieve through the relationship?

Attendance and participation in SEEC meetings to ensure views of council are represented in SEEC’s work. Feedback to other council members of the work of SEEC.

How often are the meetings held, venue and time?

All-member meetings twice per year and will receive invitations to approximately tow free high level workshops/conferences. Executive (if a member) 3 half day meetings per year. Other ad hoc meetings/ conferences will be organised throughout the year in response to topical issues (meeting on SE infrastructure 27.03.13).

What skills/experience/interests would be desirable from the Council’s representative?

Most SEEC members are council leaders of other senior councillors (eg Cabinet members), The main requirement is an interest in SEEC’s range of work & the ability to represent council views on these issues.

What arrangements are in place to indemnify board members against the risk of personal liability?

To be confirmed.


Contact information

Website: http://www.secouncils.gov.uk

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