Cllr Jon Gambold

Cllr Jon Gambold and his family moved to Biddenham in 1996 from north London.  His stepson had recently entered Bedford Modern School and it made the whole business of being on the touchline for soccer, rugby and cricket fixtures that much the easier.

Biddenham grew on Jon, as did Bedford at large.  He ran several youth cricket teams, made some (not very impressive) appearances both for Biddenham Cricket and Rugby Clubs, and was invited to join the Parish Council before the end of the decade.  Nowadays Jon is one of the longest serving members of Biddenham Parish Council and takes a very close interest in the village.

From that base Jon was elected to Bedford Borough Council in 2011, representing Bromham and Biddenham Ward.  He enjoys the increased responsibility and scope.  He really enjoys his work in and for Bromham, and has been closely involved in works to improve Bromham Village Hall and develop and nurture Bromham’s recently founded Allotments Association. He currently sits on the Council's Audit, Standards, Pensions and Budget Scrutiny Committees.

For relaxation Jon enjoys walking, gardening, cooking and a quiet pint.

Phone: 07765 242637 Email:


Sea of Yellow in Biddenham

Spring has well and truly sprung in Biddenham after Cllrs Roger Rigby and Jon Gambold used their Council Ward Funds to plant 8000 daffodils.

Bromham & Biddenham Housing Applications ‘Jumping the Gun’

Newly submitted planning applications for housing developments in Bromham & Biddenham should not be approved while an ongoing review takes place to allocate land for development in Bedford Borough to 2032, according to Ward Cllr Jon Gambold.

Boost for Bromham Nature Reserve

A number of improvements have been made to Bromham Nature Reserve following Ward Fund contributions from Cllrs Roger Rigby and Jon Gambold.

Bedford Western Bypass Update

Works to construct the second phase of the Bedford Western Bypass are now well underway and Ward Councillors Jon Gambold and Roger Rigby have been keen to ensure that the construction works have as little effect on local residents as possible.

New Mower to Support Cricket in Biddenham

Cllr Roger Rigby and Cllr Jon Gambold were very pleased to use their Council Ward Funds to team up with Biddenham Parish Council to purchase a new mower for the cricket pitch and outfield in the village.

New Safety Projects for Bromham School

Bromham & Biddenham Ward Councillors Roger Rigby and Jon Gambold have used their Council Ward Funds to invest in new safety measures at both of Bromham Lower School’s sites.

See Also

Cllr Stephen Moon

Cllr Stephen Moon is the Leader of the Bedford Borough Conservative Group.  He currently sits on the Council’s General Purposes Committee and the Corporate Services Committee, of which he is Chair.

Cllr Roger Rigby

Cllr Roger Rigby is a representative of Bromham & Biddenham Ward and Deputy Group Leader.  He was first elected in 2000.  He brought with him to the Council a lifetime of practical small business experience from his family hairdressing businesses in Bedford.

Cllr Gianni Carofano

Cllr Gianni Carofano has been a Councillor for Newnham Ward since the election in May 2015.  Gianni has lived in Bedford all of his life and currently owns and manages a vehicle service and repair business in the town.

Cllr John Mingay

Cllr John Mingay is a Ward Member for Newnham.  He came to Bedford in the early 1940s and attended the Silver Jubilee CSM School in Acacia Road.  After leaving school he worked in local government and then joined a teacher training course at Bedford College.  John is a qualified teacher and he also has a degree from the Open

Cllr Alison Foster

Cllr Alison Foster has been the representative for Harrold Ward since the election in 2011, serving the villages of; Wymington; Little Wymington; Podington; Hinwick; Farndish, Odell; Harrold; Carlton, and; Chellington. 

Cllr Jane Walker

Cllr Jane Walker has been a Borough councillor for Clapham since 2009.  Before that she served on Bedfordshire County Council from 2005. She has also been a Parish Councillor since 1994.

Cllr Anthony Boutall

Cllr Anthony Boutall became a member of Bedford Borough Council in May 2015 and is one of two Councillors representing the ward of Kempston Central & East. He was brought up and educated in Kempston and he and his family have deep roots within the town in terms of local businesses, clubs, musical groups, churches and schools.

Cllr Graeme Coombes

Graeme Coombes is the Councillor for Wilshamstead Ward which covers the historic village of Wilstead and the new development of Wixams. He has been an active Conservative campaigner for many years and has served as a local Councillor on three separate occasions.

Cllr John Wheeler

Cllr John Wheeler was elected as the Councillor for Wootton Ward at the May 2015 Borough Council election.  He is heavily involved with community life in the village as a parish councillor of 10 years’ experience, a Governor of Wootton Lower School, a member of 3 village charities and a regular visitor to St Mary’s Church. 

Cllr Tom Wootton

Cllr Tom Wootton is the Councillor for Wyboston Ward.  He represents the villages of; Bolnhurst; Keysoe; Colmworth; Duloe; Little Barford; Little Staughton; Roxton; Staploe; Wilden; Wyboston; Chawston, and; Colesden.  He was first elected in 2002 and was the cabinet member for Highways, Transport and Waste on the former Bedfordshi

Cllr David Fletcher

Cllr David Fletcher has represented Castle Ward since the 2015 Borough Council election.  He is proud to represent a lively and vibrant part of town where he has lived and worked for nearly 20 years.

Cllr Mark Smith

Cllr Mark Smith has been a member of Bedford Borough Council since 1995 and represents Kempston Rural Ward, which includes Great Denham, Stagsden, Kempston Rural and Turvey. He has lived in the area all of his life and is passionate about a number of local issues and has a record of getting things done for local residents.

Cllr Sheryl Corp

Cllr Sheryl Corp represents Great Barford Ward, serving the parishes of Renhold, Ravensden, Great Barford, Willington, Cople and Cardington.

Cllr Martin Towler

Cllr Martin Towler has been the member for Riseley Ward since the election in May 2015.  He represents a number of parishes in the Ward, namely: Bletsoe; Dean & Shelton; Melchbourne & Yelden; Pertenhall & Swineshead; Riseley, and; Thurleigh.Since his election, Martin has been a member of the Council’s General Purposes, Adult Services and Health, and Environment & Sustainable Communities Committees.