Bushmead shown within Bedfordshire
|Population||Within Barnfield Ward|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||LU2, LU3|
|Fire||Bedfordshire and Luton|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
|UK Parliament||Luton North|
The area is mainly residential, with a few educational institutes including the sixth form and Bushmead Primary school. There are some local shops located centrally. The area has countryside to its right and this has many walks and paths that lead to Warden Hill and Butterfield green. These areas are popular with dog-walkers and horse riders. The area can also access the local sports centre, Stopsley Recreational Centre, as it is within 15 minutes walking distance from the area. Bushmead Primary School (Mr Alex Miller, Head Teacher) has recently been inspected by OFSTED school inspectors and was highly rated. Many people choose to live here for this reason. The local pub is called 'The Bird and Bush'.
Bushmead is part of the Barnfield ward is represented by Cllr Barry Neale, (Liberal Democrats) and Cllr Martin Pantling, (Liberal Democrats). The ward forms part of the parliamentary constituency of Luton North, and the MP is Kelvin Hopkins (Labour). Barnfield is within the East of England (European Parliament constituency).
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Two weekly newspapers are delivered free to all the houses in Bushmead. However they are not specific to Bushmead. They are: