Engagement and Outreach

East Midland Airport's community engagement and outreach initiatives

Meet the team

We regularly drop into our local Parish Council meetings to make sure that we keep an open dialogue with those communities nearest to us, as well as arrange community outreach sessions where members of the public can come and talk to us about any issues or concerns they may have.

Aerozone Summer Activity Sessions 2022 at East Midlands Airport

Children aged between 5 and 11 can come to the Aerozone, our on-site education centre, where there will be a variety of different activities including crafts, creative food competitions, role play, a mini treasure hunt and a visit from our airport fire fighters or airport police. The activity sessions will take place on the following dates during the summer holidays:

• Tuesday 26th July (10am -12pm)

• Tuesday 16th August (10am -12pm)

• Tuesday 23rd August (10am -12pm)

Each session will follow the same theme. There is a cost of £4 per child to cover all craft materials and equipment, adults are free. Places are limited and will be given on a first come first serve basis. Free parking is available in Short Stay 1, in front of the Terminal. 

Booking is essential via Eventbrite EMA Summer Activity Sessions 2022.

For further information, please email joanna.wood@eastmidlandsairport.com

Outreach session:

  • Wednesday 20th April - Kegworth Parish Rooms (2-5pm)

  • Sunday 10th July - Ashby Show (9-5pm)

  • Thursday 4th August - Melbourne Market (9am -2pm)

  • Saturday 10th September - Diseworth Show (1-5pm)

  • Saturday 17th September – Melbourne Arts Festival (Vicarage Gardens)

  • Wednesday 5 October – Kegworth coffee morning, St Andrews Church (10.30 - 12.00)

Parish Council Meetings:

• 5th May - Long Whatton Diseworth Parish Council

• 26th May - Castle Donington Parish Council

• 7th June - Melbourne Parish Council

• 4th July - Kegworth Parish Council

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.

The EMA Community Flyer is our quarterly e-newsletter, updating you on the initiatives we are committed to within our CSR Strategy - Working Together for a Brighter Future.

You can sign up to receive our quarterly Community Flyer directly to your email address here.


Christmas 2022 Community Flyer

Winter 2022 Community Flyer

Summer 2022 Community Flyer


Autumn 2020 Community Flyer

Spring 2020 Community Flyer


Summer 2019 Community Flyer

Spring 2019 Community Flyer

Winter 2019 Community Flyer

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.