Belfast Telegraph

Locals invited to join airport Forum

By Pauline Reynolds

Belfast City Airport Community Forum is inviting a south Belfast resident to join its panel.

The individual will be able to represent his or her area on issues relating to George Best Belfast City Airport.

Established in 1993, the Forum is made up of members who represent local communities, public authorities, airport management and airport users.

While the group is not a decision-making body, it informs the diverse range of stakeholders about issues relating to the development and operations of the airport and the aviation industry.

And it’s currently inviting applications from residents’ organisations who wish to nominate a representative.

Forum chair, Alan Crowe, explained the importance of local representation.

“The City Airport is aware of the impact its operations may have within the community and aims to address these issues through the Forum,” he said.

“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.

“This is a valuable opportunity for those who represent their communities to come forward and join us.”

As well as south Belfast representation, the Forum is seeking three members from east Belfast and three from North Down.

Successful nominees must be over 18 and will be expected to attend at least three evening meetings a year at the airport.

Only members of organised groups which have a constitution, elected officer bearers and hold regular meetings including an annual general meeting, are eligible to apply.

The group must have no political bias and members will serve a five year term. Other criteria applies.

For an application form contact Forum secretary, Laura Duggan, at or phone 9093 5097.

Completed applications and additional documents should be returned by February 26.

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