John is Chairman of Lecale Conservation Association. He was a BBC electronic engineer until 1995.
John Peacocke came to Downpatrick from Belfast in 1997. His lifetime interests are in the natural sciences, conservation, wildlife and the marine environment. In a previous life he was a Diving Instructor, qualified to M4 grade with CMAS and CFT. Founder member of Irish UW Research team and worked on Inch Abbey, Girona, Trinidad Valencera, Amitie (Sheeplands 1797 wreck) .
Graduate of Open University. John has been involved in Planning matters, both personally and as an officer of Lecale Conservation since he came to Downpatrick.
He was elected Chairman at a time of Covid outbreaks, and has been chiefly occupied with sustaining the activities and status of Lecale Conservation since then. John`s long time aim is to see the active membership increase ,drawing from a younger generation , and to have Lecale Conservation maintain its valuable influence in our locality.