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Gatwick Airport partners Aviation Museum to host ‘Gatwick Fun’ day



·         Gatwick Airport partners Gatwick Aviation Museum to host a family fun event

·         Airport services in attendance to provide meet and greet displays

·         Museum hosts unique collection of British aircraft from WWII until the 1970’s

Gatwick Airport is partnering with the Gatwick Aviation Museum for the first time to host ‘Gatwick Fun’ day and showcase to the public some of the services which operate at the airport.

Alongside Gatwick’s airfield team, Sussex Police, the airport’s fire service and surface transport team, the Gatwick Greenspace Partnership, SERV Sussex, Surrey Search and Rescue and other charity partners will all be in attendance.

A number of different entertainment activities, demonstrations and refreshments will be available to those in attendance at the event, which will take place at the Museum on Saturday 16 September from 10am to 4pm.

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The Museum, which is run as a charitable trust, hosts a unique collection of British aircraft from the end of WWII until the 1970’s. All proceeds from the event will go towards restoring and maintaining the exhibits and aircraft.

Gatwick’s Community Engagement Manager, Melanie Wrightson, said:

“We are proud to be partnering the Gatwick Aviation Museum to host this event for the first time, which promises to be fun for all the family and our airport teams look forward to meeting and greeting the local community.

“This partnership forms part of a wider programme of community engagement events, which Gatwick is supporting in the local area.”

John Tickner, Chair of Trustees at the Gatwick Aviation Museum, said:

We’re really grateful for Gatwick Airport’s support in helping to make the first ‘Gatwick Fun’ day a reality and for allowing us to showcase the best the Gatwick Aviation Museum has to offer. We take great pride in looking after an important source of historical aircraft and it is our goal for these to be enjoyed by generations to come.”

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Council have plans in place for ‘Beast from the East’

Salting operations are to continue throughout the period; snow ploughs will be fitted when required to ensure main roads are kept open.



Yellow warnings for snow in Crawley have been issued by the Met Office until Wednesday. Photo: MetOffice

Snowfall will be effecting most of the country over the forthcoming week and the Met Office have issued yellow weather warnings for snow as well as amber warnings for some areas.

Following these warnings, West Sussex County Council have said they have plans in place to keep main roads open.

A West Sussex Highways spokesman said:

“Precautionary salting operations will continue throughout the period and snow ploughs will be fitted when required to ensure main roads are kept open.

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“We are therefore advising Town and Parish Councils to be prepared to enact their Winter Management Plans IF and when we issue an instruction to do so.”

A further update will be issued later today.

The County Council’s winter campaign website page has several sections giving advice on ‘staying warm’ please click here.

If you know or look after someone who may be susceptible to the effects of this cold weather period, please help ensure they stay warm and well and check in advance that they are prepared for this cold spell.

WSCC have offered some general advice including:

• Stay tuned in to weather forecasts.
• Check and maintain daytime room temperatures of 21°C.
• Check bedroom night-time temperatures and maintain it at 18°C or warmer.
• Keep warm and active and, if you have to go out, dress warmly and wear non-slip shoes.
• If you are concerned about your own health or welfare, or that of others, please alert the emergency services – details: emergency services.

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