Making a difference for Macmillan Airport community gets behind charity partners R unning, walking, baking and eating ice creamare just some of the ways LLA staff have been raising funds for charity partnerMacmillan Cancer Support. Dozens of runners were up before dawn to take part in LLA’s second Runway Race in July, with 90 fundraisers running the full length of the 1.3 mile runway and back again before the first departure of the day between 4 and 5 am. As part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, airport staff held more than 10 events across the airport including a coffee morning inside the terminal, raising more than £2,500 between them. Staff also took part in Macmillan’s Go the Distance challenge, and the airport’s first ever Firefighter Challenge – an obstacle course designed to test physical strength, stamina and mental agility. Jessica Zaremba, Macmillan’s Fundraising Manager at LLA said: “It’s been a busy fewmonths of fundraising and we’re in awe of the dedication we’ve seen from the whole airport community. We would like to thank everyone who walked, crawled, baked or donated towards this vital cause. The money raised will go towards projects like the local Macmillan Grants programme which helps to soften the financial blow for people affected by cancer, their families and carers.” An ice cream get together was also held to get more people involved in fundraising.
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event raised over £2,500
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A five-year Noise Action Plan for 2019 to 2023 has been submitted to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The Noise Action Plan sets out how LLA plans to manage and reduce the impact of aircraft noise for local communities over the next five years. As part of the process, members of the airport’s Consultative Committee provided feedback on the plan during two rounds of consultation. Following the consultation period, LLA produced a report containing the general themes of feedback and made amendments where necessary. The Noise Action Plan concentrates on five separate areas for action, including operational procedures and restrictions, the use of quieter aircraft, mitigation and working with communities and industry stakeholders.
Five year plan to manage and reduce impact of aircraft noise LLA submits Noise Action Plan
James Dontas, Flight Operations Manager at LLA said: “Noise is an unavoidable part of an airport’s operations, but we are committed to working with the local community to find more ways to minimise its impact. As more passengers choose to travel from LLA, we will keep working hard to strike the right balance between maximising the benefits of a successful airport to the local community and reducing the impact of noise.”
If approved, the Noise Action Plan will be adopted from 1st January 2019.
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