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.
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.
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. 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.
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: