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.
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 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 & Corporate Services Committees.
For relaxation Jon enjoys walking, gardening, cooking and a quiet pint.