The aim of this page is to recognise, celebrate and encourage the self-empowerment of community agency networks (CANs) and community groups across South East England.

A view from the South Downs of the village of Poynings. May 2007 Attribution: User:Paste
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Networks[edit | edit source]

  • Transition Hub - London & SE on facebook

Climate action[edit | edit source]

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

The Fox Project, Southern Wildlife Ambulance Network

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

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#OurGreenBelt: The Countryside Next Door (short version)
Authors: CPRE The countryside charity, May 15, 2017
  • About London's Green Belt includes "Benefits of the Green Belt", which include "Eco-system benefits: Different types of open land provide multiple eco-system benefits which include urban cooling, improved air quality, flood protection and carbon absorption (especially woodland areas), as well as local food production." as well as Recreation, sport, health, Future proofing, and multiple economic benefits.
  • Our Message includes "Government must now:"

North Wessex Downs AONB - South Downs National Park Authority

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

Community Led Plans South East

Community and voluntary action[edit | edit source]

Regional Action and Involvement South East

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Food activism[edit | edit source]

BBO Food Group, food group for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire - Sussex Frack Free Food Alliance

Localism[edit | edit source]

Supporting community business in South East England,, added 10:28, 12 November 2021 (UTC)

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

The River Wey and Wey Navigations Community Site

Past events[edit | edit source]


May 25 The South of England Food and Drinks Festival

Environmental issues in South East England[edit | edit source]

Overdevelopment[edit | edit source]

Take a look at the Community planning alliance, grass roots map:, and zoom in a little to see how communities in the South East are disproportionately affected by overdevelopment threats.

Reducing pressure on the South East would give greater opportunity to the rest of the UK.[1]

see also: Towards a more democratic and climate friendly way of meeting housing need across England

Water and rivers[edit | edit source]


see also: Saving water in South East England

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

  • Kent quarry extension is one of the biggest threats of the 21st century. Hermitage Quarry expansion plans: If approved, the loss could even surpass ancient woodland losses from the Lower Thames Crossing and HS2 schemes combined,, added 14:07, 9 August 2023 (UTC)

About South East England[edit | edit source]

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South East England is one of the nine official regions of England in the United Kingdom at the first level of ITL for statistical purposes. It consists of the counties of Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Major towns and cities in the region include Brighton and Hove, Canterbury, Milton Keynes, Southampton, Portsmouth, Slough, Reading and Oxford.

South East England is the third-largest region of England, with a land area of 19,072 square kilometres (7,364 sq mi), and is also the most populous with a total population of over nine million. The region contains eight legally chartered cities: Brighton and Hove, Canterbury, Chichester, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester. The region's close proximity to London has led to South East England becoming a prosperous economic hub with the largest economy of any region in the UK, after London. The region is home to Gatwick Airport, the UK's second-busiest airport, and Heathrow Airport (the UK's busiest airport) is located adjacent to the region's boundary with Greater London. The coastline along the English Channel provides numerous ferry crossings to mainland Europe.

The region is known for its countryside, which includes two national parks: the New Forest and the South Downs, as well as the North Downs, the Chiltern Hills and part of the Cotswolds. The River Thames flows through the region and its basin is known as the Thames Valley. It is also the location of a number of internationally known places of interest, such as HMS Victory in Portsmouth, Cliveden in Buckinghamshire, Thorpe Park and RHS Wisley in Surrey, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, Windsor Castle in Berkshire, Leeds Castle, the White Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, Brighton Palace Pier, and Hammerwood Park in East Sussex, and Wakehurst Place in West Sussex. The region has many universities; the University of Oxford is the oldest in the English-speaking world, and ranked among the best in the world.

South East England is host to various sporting events, including the annual Henley Royal Regatta, Royal Ascot and The Derby, and sporting venues include Wentworth Golf Club and Brands Hatch. Some of the events of the 2012 Summer Olympics were held in the south east, including the rowing at Eton Dorney and part of the cycling road race in the Surrey Hills.

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Brighton - Malling - Oxford / Buckinghamshire - East Sussex - Hampshire - Kent - Kent news - Oxfordshire - Berkshire - Surrey - West Sussex / Saving water in South East England - London and South East England

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Authors Phil Green
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Language English (en)
Related 0 subpages, 9 pages link here
Aliases South East England
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Created February 5, 2014 by Phil Green
Modified June 21, 2024 by Phil Green
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