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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.  Please find our annual reports published below.

EMA Annual CSR Report 2019

EMA Annual CSR Report KPIs 2019

EMA Community Fund Report 2019


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 2020 ‘community outreach’ dates (where dates are not yet confirmed, we will update these as soon as we have further information from event organisers)

• Big Job Fair – EMA Check-in Hall – Saturday 1st February 2020
• Kegworth Easter Market – This event has now been cancelled by the organiser following Government advice on the Coronavirus pandemic
• Breedon on the Hill Family Day – Sunday 28th June 2020
• Aston on Trent Well Dressing – Saturday 4th July 2020
• Castle Donington VE Day – This event has now been cancelled by the organiser following Government advice on the Coronavirus pandemic.
• Diseworth Show – Saturday 5th September 2020 (TBC)
• Melbourne Arts Festival – Saturday 19th September 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.


Spring 2020 Community Flyer


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


2020 Community Impact Survey - Now Live

We would like to invite you to take part in our 2020 Community Impact Survey. Your thoughts, opinions and responses will help us to shape our Community Strategy and ensure that our programmes and projects best support our local community. You can have your say here: - the survey should take just 5-10 minutes to complete and will be open until 31st March 2020.

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.

Local Village Rogue Taxi Reporting

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.


Community Relations Contact Details

Telephone: 01332 818 414


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Related Information

EMA Annual CSR Report 2018

EMA Annual CSR Report 2018 KPIs

EMA Annual CSR Report 2018 Community Fund