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Engaging Communities

East Midlands Airport's Plans to Engage Communities

Engaging Communities

Engaging Communities

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.

EMA Annual CSR Report 2018
EMA Annual CSR Report 2018 Community Fund


Meet the team

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

  • Kegworth Easter Market – 22nd April 2019
  • Airport Safety Week Aeropark Community Day – 18th May 2019
  • Breedon on the Hill Family Day - Sunday 23rd June 2019
  • Aston on Trent Well Dressing - Sunday 7 July 2019
  • Castle Donington Farmers Market - Saturday 10 August 2019
  • Diseworth Show - Saturday 7th September 2019
  • Melbourne Festival – Saturday 14th September 2019
  • Castle Donington Farmers Market - Saturday 12th October 2019
  • Kegworth Christmas Market - Sunday 1st December 2019
  • Big Job Fair – EMA Check-in Hall – Saturday 1st February 2020

Our newsletter

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.

Summer 2019 Community Flyer

Spring 2019 Community Flyer

Winter 2019 Community Flyer 


Independent Consultative Committee

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.

Read more about our ICC Meetings


Our Community Impact Survey

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:

  • 33% felt there was a noticeable increase in EMA community involvement and activity in the past 3 years.
  • 21% felt their relationship with EMA had improved, whilst 14% felt it had deteriorated.
  • 76% thought that EMA was a good and trustworthy neighbour.
  • 85% thought EMA was a responsible business.
  • 88% thought EMA was a desirable place to work.

Community Relations Contact Details

Telephone: 01332 818 414


Related Information

EMA Annual CSR Report 2018

EMA Annual CSR Report 2018 KPIs

EMA Annual CSR Report 2018 Community Fund