Mayor of Falmouth – A Brief Biography

Courtesy of the Falmouth Packet Newspaper

Photo Courtesy of the Falmouth Packet Newspaper

Councillor John Body

Councillor John Body was born and brought up in the Penwerris Ward of Falmouth, one of seven  children he has four sisters and two brothers. He attended Penwerris School, Falmouth Church of England School and Falmouth School. After leaving full time education he Joined Atkinson Electrical and Engineering Company in Penryn as an Apprentice Electrical Fitter. With his Apprenticeship completed he moved to Barnstaple and joined the Barnstaple Rewinds Company where after a short time he was promoted to Workshop Foreman and then Manager.  In 1993 he joined South West Water Barnstaple and transferred to Bodmin and then Tolgus in Redruth, where he still works.

Upon returning to his home town he became a school Governor with Beacon School and also joined Falmouth Rugby Club as a Mini/Junior rugby coach and then the Mini /Junior management team before joining the main committee and was then elected as Club Chairman.

In 1999 he gained a seat as Councillor for the Penwerris Ward of Falmouth Town Council and also Carrick District Council.

He married his wife Linda in 2009 and they are both extremely proud of their three grown up children Matthew, Melanie and Amy, who live and work in the Falmouth area.

In their spare time he and Linda like watching Football (they are avid Chelsea fans and members), rugby, tennis and cricket and they also enjoy walking, reading and family history.