Reaching out to the local community

This summer, East Midlands Airport will be holding a series of community outreach surgeries in Diseworth, Kegworth, Castle Donington, East Leake and Melbourne.

The drop-in sessions are a part of the airport’s commitment to engage with the local community and a valuable opportunity for local residents to feed back their views. Members of the airport’s sustainability team will be on hand to answer questions on any subjects, ranging from aircraft noise to the Community Fund or educational opportunities.

The Outreach Surgeries will be taking place in the below venues over the next five months:

• Diseworth Heritage Centre, 17 June 2010, 3pm – 7pm
• East Leake Village Hall, 27 June 2010, 2.30pm – 6.30pm
• Castle Donington Community College, 19 July 2010, 3pm – 7pm
• Kegworth Parish Council Rooms, 16 September 2010, 3pm – 7pm
• Melbourne, Bill Shone Leisure Centre, 14 October 2010, 3pm – 7pm

Anna Thomson, Community Relations Manager, East Midlands Airport said, “The airport takes its responsibility to the communities upon which we impact very seriously and is committed to being a good and responsible neighbour.

“The Outreach events are a great opportunity for the airport to listen to the views of local people and respond positively. We hope people living locally will take this opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the airport.”

In addition to the Outreach events in surrounding villages, the airport hosted its first onsite drop in event on Wednesday 3rd June. Following sessions will be held on the first Wednesday of every month, in the new onsite education facility, the Aerozone.

For more information about the Aerozone, please visit

Published on: 03/06/2010 15:23:16

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