The Severn Estuary Coastal Group (SECG)

The Severn Estuary Coastal Group is a technical group of local authorities and other key organisations that shares an interest in the management of the shoreline around the Severn Estuary.

Established in 1993, SECG works to promote a coordinated and sustainable approach to coastal risk management and to facilitate the duties and responsibilities of local authorities and other organisations managing coastal protection & flood defence issues around the Estuary.

The area covered by the group spans from Lavernock Point in Wales to Anchor Head and Haw Bridge in England.

Current Activities

  • Encouragement of research into coastal issues and associated dissemination of information
  • Sharing of good practice and exchange of coastal defence information between authorities in the area and with national bodies.
  • Review of the implementation of the Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) for the Estuary
  • Promoting community engagement in relation to relevant SMP actions.

The Severn Estuary Partnership recently ran a Lunchtime Learning session, providing an overview of the role the Severn Estuary Coastal Group has in the Severn Estuary and how its activities interact with other key organisations: