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Bushmead is located in Bedfordshire
Bushmead shown within Bedfordshire
Population Within Barnfield Ward
OS grid reference TL091242
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LUTON
Postcode district LU2, LU3
Dialling code 01582
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
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 an area within the Barnfield ward of Luton, England. Towards the northwest of the ward, it is the housing developments near Luton Sixth Form College and Warden Hill.

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.


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]

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
Museum (free)
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: