Engagement and Outreach

East Midland Airport's community engagement and outreach initiatives

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We regularly arrange and attend community outreach sessions where members of the public can come and talk to us about any issues or concerns they may have.

Outreach session:

• 1st May 2023 - Castle Donington May Market (10.00 - 15.00)

• 20th May 2023 - Kegworth Market (10.00 - 12.00)

• 3rd June 2023 - East Leake 'Meet the Village' event, Village Hall (10.00 - 12.00)

• 2nd July – Aston Well Dressing

• 9th July 2023 - Ashby Show

• 29th July - Nottingham Pride

• 9th September - Diseworth Show (1 - 5pm)

• 16th September - Melbourne Arts Festival, Old Vicarage Gardens (10am to 5pm)

• 23rd Sept - Kegworth Market (10 - 12am)

• 25th November - East Leake Christmas Fair in Village Hall

Parish Council Meetings:

We regularly attend local Parish Council meetings to make sure that we keep an open dialogue with those communities nearest to us. We will attend the following:

• 7th February 2023 - Melbourne Parish Council

• 2nd March 2023 - Long Whatton Diseworth Parish Council

• 6th March 2023 - Breedon on the Hill Parish Council

• 27th March 2023 - EMA Parish Council Engagement Forum

• 30th March 2023 - Castle Donington Parish Council

• 3rd April 2023 - 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.

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.