Engagement and Outreach

East Midland Airport's community engagement and outreach initiatives

Meet the team

To help us get to know our neighbours better, we regularly attend events in the local area, giving residents the opportunity to come and talk to us about any issues or concerns they may have and to ask questions.

You can come and chat with us at these community events this summer:

  • 6 May - Castle Donington Mayday Market

  • 1 June - East Leake Village Hall Spring Craft Fair

  • 6 & 7 July - Aston Well Dressing

  • 13 July - Melbourne Carnival

  • 14 July - Ashby Show (Shopping Marquee)

  • 27 July - Nottingham Pride

  • 7 September - Breedon Wakes (TBC)

  • 14 September - Diseworth Show (TBC)

  • 28 September - Kegworth Macmillan Coffee Morning

You can also contact us at community@eastmidlandsairport.com to find out more about any of our community commitments or programmes.

As a major employer in the region, we are committed to supporting our local community as part of the way we do business.

East Midlands Airport is committed to supporting our local community by investing in our colleagues. Together we can make a big difference to the lives of local people. This is why we encourage all our colleagues to take part in community volunteering opportunities and we allow them to take some time out of their working day to do so.

Volunteering is beneficial to both our business and the community, with community members seeing support for their project, and colleagues feeling motivated and engaged.

If you have a project that needs support please contact us: community@eastmidlandsairport.com.

Thank you to those of you who took part in our 2020 Community Impact Survey. Your thoughts, opinions and responses help us to shape our Community Strategy and ensure that our programmes and projects best support our local community.

Our Community Survey gives us the opportunity to gather feedback from a wide variety of local stakeholders, including people we have worked with during the years, as well as those with whom we have not. The results of the survey help us to gain an understanding of the issues that are affecting the local area. They also help us in identifying potential gaps in our programme or areas in the community that could benefit from the airport’s support.

The results of the 2020 Community Impact Survey are available to read here.

East Midlands Airport is aware of the issue of fly-parking in our local villages, and in particular the parking or waiting of taxis. Whilst this is not illegal, we recognise that this is a nuisance for our neighbours.

Our Rogue Taxi Parking Reporting form enables members of our local community to report incidents of fly-parking by taxis in the local area.

East Midlands Airport will follow these incidents up by contacting the taxi company directly or writing to the relevant licensing authorities. We need to know the vehicle registration number and either the taxi company or the licensing authority. Without this information, we cannot take any action. We will issue a letter to the offending taxi company requesting that they use our free one-hour parking facility. If the same taxi is reported to be fly parking for a second time we will issue a warning stating that taxis which repeatedly create a nuisance in local villages will be banned from the airport site, and that any future reports will result in this action being taken.