Join Proper Job this Summer for workshops, online talks, and community events.


 Bee Friendly Hanging Basket & Container Planting Workshop

 Saturday 7th May , 10.00-12.30 or 13.30-16.00, Proper Job Resource Centre -Using a repurposed container or planter learn to plant up stunning bee friendly display to take home with you. Suitable for adults and children.

Quilting Workshop

Saturday 14th May, 10.00-16.00, Bellacouche Studio

Come and enjoy making a small quilt/ wall hanging from recycled fabrics, with quiltmakers Jenny Hutchison & Lilly McKelvie. You will learn techniques such as patchwork, applique and quilting.

Drop in Upcycled Papercraft Workshop

Sunday 15th May, 10.00-16.00, Upcycled & Eco Gift Market, Bideford

Come and find us on our stall at the Affinity Shopping Centre and learn to create a beautiful wreath from upcycled paper.

Bee Bomb Workshop

Saturday 21st May 13.00-16.00, Endecott House

To celebrate World Bee Day, we will be hosting a fun drop in workshop for children with Angharad Barlow of Atelier Bee. Learn how to make Bee Bombs to create your very own wildflower meadow, as well as learning about the importance of bees in our ecosystem.

Tool & Knife Sharpening

Saturday 11th June, 10.00-13.00, Proper Job Resource Centre

Learn to sharpen your tools and Knives with Eric Hodges. Book a slot and bring along a couple of blunt knives or tools and Eric will show you through different techniques to ensure you are getting the best performance from your blades.

Biodiversity Walk for Families

Sunday 26th June, 14.30-16.30, Chagford

Join experts Nicky Scott, Lisa Schneidau and Tony Whitehead for a biodiversity walk exploring some of the most diverse habitats in our beautiful surroundings. Come along as a family and enjoy learning about and spotting our native wildlife and plants.

Bike Repair

Saturday 2nd July, 10.00-14.00, Proper Job Resource Centre

Frank the Bike Fixer will be in residence to give your bicycle a compete mini service to make sure it is running safely and efficiently for some happy summer Cycling!

Set Up Your Own Reuse Project

Monday 4th July, 17.30-19.00, via Zoom

Are you interested in setting up a community reuse, recycling or composting project in your town? Come and find  out more about what we do and how we do it. 

Eco-Fest Tavi

Saturday 16th July, 12.00-18.00, Tavistock Meadows

We will be hosting a fun drop in upcycling workshop at the Eco Fest on Tavistock’s carnival day.

Chagstock Festival

Friday 22nd– Saturday 23rd July,

Visit us at our famous Proper Job ‘Pop Up Shop’ at the Chagstock Festival. We will have all your festival wardrobe needs covered!

Bug Hotel Making at Chagford Show

Thursday 18th August, 9.00-17.00

Visit our stand at the fabulous Chagford Agricultural Show for some free fantastic fun for the children! Help us to build a large bug hotel from reclaimed and sustainable natural products to house solitary bees and other insects. You will learn how to make clay bricks, use simple hand tools, and learn about insects and pollinators.

For any information on any of these events or how to book, please email


Proper Job hosts workshops and events on recycling re-use and repair that are open to all.

The events are either free or heavily subsidised by Proper Job and include how to repair clothes, household electrical items, furniture and more. We aim to enrich the local community by teaching them to be responsible for their own waste, to conserve resources, share skills and have fun.
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Jun 11
Tool Sharpening Workshop
Proper Job Ltd - Crannafords Ind Est, Newton Abbot, TQ13 8DR
May 21
Family Friendly Bee Day
Jubilee Field - Chagford, Chagford, TQ13 8DP
May 14
Quilting Workshop
Bellacouche - Stableyard, Chagford, TQ13 8BW
May 07
Bee Friendly Hanging Basket & Container Planting Workshop
Proper Job Ltd - Crannafords Ind Est, Newton Abbot, TQ13 8DR
Apr 10
Chagford’s Big Litter Pick!
Endecott House - High Street, Chagford, TQ13 8AJ
Mar 26
Mother’s Day Paper Spring Wreath Workshop
Bellacouche - Stableyard, Chagford, TQ13 8BW
Feb 25
Proper Job Clothes Swap & Wardrobe Declutter
Endecott House - High Street, Chagford, TQ13 8AJ

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