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Heathrow's local community

We have a strong commitment to the communities around our airport and aim to address issues of prime local concern.

We also aim to create opportunities for local residents to enjoy their local airport - even those who don't use it regularly - to make the most of the economic benefits such as training programmes and the creation of jobs for local people.

As the world's busiest international airport Heathrow is a catalyst for economic growth, making a huge contribution to the local and national economy. However, as owner and operator of the airport, we are also aware of the adverse effects that operations can have on some of our closest neighbours. We are committed to doing our utmost to minimise this impact while offering valuable support to the local community.

Our community relations programme includes a wide range of initiatives that encompass all three elements of sustainability: environment, social and economic. We also provide support in the form of charitable donations, staff volunteering and other resources, such as the sharing of professional skills and expertise, or the use of equipment and premises.

There are three aspects to the programme: communication, consultation and charitable support. Support is concentrated on the five boroughs closest to the airport: Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Slough and Spelthorne.

To find out more, contact community_relations@heathrow.com or call 020 8745 5791.