Bushmead

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Bushmead
Bushmead is located in Bedfordshire
Bushmead
Bushmead
Location within Bedfordshire
PopulationWithin Barnfield Ward
OS grid referenceTL091242
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLUTON
Postcode districtLU2, LU3
Dialling code01582
PoliceBedfordshire
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire
51°54′22″N 0°24′54″W / 51.906°N 0.415°W / 51.906; -0.415Coordinates: 51°54′22″N 0°24′54″W / 51.906°N 0.415°W / 51.906; -0.415

Bushmead is a suburb of Luton, England, towards the north of the town. The area is roughly bounded by Weybourne Drive to the north, Bradgers Hill Road to the south, Old Bedford Road to the west, and Bradgers Hill and Stopsley Common to the east.

History[edit]

Much of the area was once land belonging to Stopsley Common Farm. The farmhouse house was built by the Putteridge Estate around 1870, and still stands on Bushmead Road.[1]

Local Area[edit]

The area is mainly residential, with a few educational institutes including the Luton 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.[citation needed] The area can also access the local sports centre, Stopsley Recreational Centre, as it is within 15 minutes walking distance from the area.[citation needed] Bushmead Primary School (Mr Alex Miller, Head Teacher) has recently been inspected by OFSTED school inspectors and was highly rated.[citation needed] Many people choose to live here for this reason.[citation needed]

Politics[edit]

Map of Luton showing Barnfield Ward, the location of Bushmead

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).

Local Attractions[edit]

Key
AP Icon.svg Abbey/Priory/Cathedral
Accessible open space Accessible open space
Themepark uk icon.png Amusement/Theme Park
CL icon.svg Castle
Country Park Country Park
EH icon.svg English Heritage
Forestry Commission
Heritage railway Heritage railway
Historic house Historic House
Mosque Mosques
Museum (free)
Museum
Museum (free/not free)
National Trust National Trust
Drama-icon.svg Theatre
Zoo icon.jpg Zoo

Local Newspapers[edit]

Two weekly newspapers are delivered free to all the houses in Bushmead. However they are not specific to Bushmead. They are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stopsley Common Farm".