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As part of our ongoing commitment to the local community, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a positive dialogue with our neighbours: informing, involving, consulting and reporting back to them.
Community Outreach events are part of the airport’s commitment to engage with the local community. They allow local residents to drop in and meet airport colleagues, ask any questions or voice any concerns.
Whether you want to know more about our on-site Education Centre, our work experience programme, our Airport Academy, our commitment to the environment, our on-site art projects or how to apply for the Community Fund or sponsorship, the Community Relations team will be on hand to help.
Below are our confirmed ‘community outreach’ dates:
EMA Aeropark Community Open Day – Saturday 18th May 2019
East Midlands Airport in partnership with the EMA Aeropark and the AVA invite you to join us at a Community Open day at the Aeropark on Saturday 18th May from 12.00 until 17.00. See flyer here.
The entrance fee will be £4 for an adult and £2.00 for a child and under-5s go free. Attractions will include stalls including Dementia Friends, Airport Police and the Airport Community team as well as live demonstrations by the Airport’s Fire and Rescue teams and the Air Ambulance teams. There will also be children’s rides and trampolines, food stalls and refreshments and a fun competition with great prizes to be won.
Limited parking is available, or with a bus stop right outside the Aeropark you could catch a FREE Skylink bus from Castle Donington, Kegworth, Long Whatton and Hathern – download your free travel voucher here. Valid Saturday 18th May 12.00-17.00 only. Click here for more info on bus times and routes.
Community Flyer is our newsletter, distributed to over 33,000 homes in the areas surrounding the airport. It provides the latest information on our community, environmental and business initiatives and is designed to keep local residents informed of what’s happening at the airport.
The Independent Consultative Committee (ICC) is the formal body in charge of liaison between East Midlands Airport and our neighbouring communities. It operates according to Government guidelines and representatives from local authorities, amenity and user groups meet on a quarterly basis.
According to the Liaison Group of UK Airport Consultative Committees, an ICC seeks to hold the precarious balance between the interests of civil aviation, of passengers and other users of the airport and of people living in the area, and of the local environment.
The annual 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 2018 Community Survey was sent out via Survey Monkey by email to a full list of local stakeholders. The link was published on our web site and also in our Spring Community Flyer.
The survey was closed in April 2018 with 111 responses, with 42% representing an organisation and 58% private citizens. The full report is available here, and headline results are:
The East Midlands Airport OnSite Network was set up in April 2010 to encourage networking between the many companies that are based on the site. The airport is a community in its own right and the network is aimed at bringing that community together.
The network meets annually and gives members the opportunity to share best practice and ideas, and where possible pool resources for a greater outcome.
Telephone: 01332 818 414