Endecott House , Chagford, TQ13

Chagford, England, GB, TQ13

Proper Job Community consultation – Developing the Resource Centre Site, Market Field, Chagford.

The Proper Job board of Trustees would like to invite you to a public consultation regarding the future development of Proper Job Resource Centre. We are reaching out to our local community, long term supporters, volunteers and employees to give us both valuable and critical feedback on our design proposal. We plan to file for planning permission by the end of November this year.

Proper Job is flourishing and looking to the future. After over two decades of successful operation and gradual growth, the Resource Centre now needs to review the planning and efficiency of its accommodation as it is struggling to cope and is no longer fit for purpose. A collection of temporary buildings have sprung up to respond to immediate demand as it has presented itself, many of which are now in a state of disrepair, without much of the fundamental infrastructure, such as mains water or sewage disposal, that are essential to its successful ongoing operation. The health and safety of staff and customers is a top priority, and has become of increasing concern with our growth.

In response to these concerns, the Proper Job Trustees have determined that there now needs to be a strategic and holistic approach that consolidates our current offerings and builds on this growth; this involves refurbishing and replacing much of the site to allow for both current demand and our future growth.

More than just fix up the current site, Proper Job aims to expand its offer, increasing its reach in line with its charitable objectives, both in terms of educational provision and in the amount of material the organisation is able to directly divert from landfill, incineration or other less sustainable processing channels.

Following a review of opportunities, Proper Job intends to redevelop the Resource Centre as a way to maximise its impact. The atmosphere and ethos of the site is extremely important and Proper Job intends to retain its friendly, quirky and welcoming feel whilst making the site much more user-friendly for visitors and staff.

The Proper Job team are working with a local design team led by Joseph and Allen Van der Steen to prepare a new facility, to more closely suit our needs both now and into the future.

Please come along to find out about the project and comment on our proposal. Light refreshments will be provided.