Belfast Telegraph

Residents urged to join city airport community forum

By Michael Bashford

Community representatives in North Down are being urged to make their voice heard on issues relating to George Best Belfast City Airport by applying to sit on the airport’s community forum.

Three North Down residents are currently needed to sit on the Belfast City Airport Forum. Established in 1993, the consultative body is made up of members who represent local communities, public authorities, airport management and airport users.

The committee is not a decision-making body but an organised forum to inform the diverse range of stakeholders about issues relating to the development and operations of the airport and the aviation industry, and to seek feedback.

The forum is currently inviting applications from residents’ organisations who wish to nominate a representative.

Chair of the George Best Belfast City Airport Community Forum Alan Crowe said: “The city airport is aware of the impact its operations may have within the community and aims to address these issues through the forum.

“It’s very important the views of residents regarding the airport are heard and that information about the airport is fed back to the community.”

The successful nominees will represent their community on matters relating to the airport, and must be able to attend at least three evening meetings a year at the airport.

For further information or an application form contact Laura Duggan, forum secretary, at lduggan@belfastcityairport.com or phone 9093 5097.

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