The Bushmead community hub trustees meet once a month and are responsible for ensuring that the Centre continues to be successful and play a big part in the local area.
Our trustees are...
Sukhjinder is the chair of trustees and has lived in Bushmead for over 20 years. A teacher with 26 years’ experience, Sukhjinder has worked across various schools and age phases, including university level and ongoing involvement in teacher training. Having become a casual employee at the Hub a few years ago, Sukhjinder stepped into greater involvement through joining the committee and is now the chair.
Dave Coupe is an experienced IT professional having worked in the industry for nearly 20 years. In Recent years David has been a project manager concentrating on delivering projects for the NHS. David has manged large scale roll outs across the whole of primary care in Hertfordshire. Projects include installing Wi-Fi at all Doctors surgeries, installing Wi-Fi to give patients connectivity and also rolling out a whole new email system across Hertfordshire. David’s wide ranging IT skills and Marketing experience will come be invaluable for the Community centre.
Alan is our Treasurer and has lived in Luton for over 40 years. He is retired, having worked in the Security Industry for 17 years and with Nat West for 26 years before that. He is a member of the Friends of Bradgers Hill and also volunteers at the Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway selling tickets and items from the shop.
Nick is retired and lives in Harlington and is a new Trustee bringing over 20 years of running large scale projects in the IT industry for a variety of clients managing budgets, teams and deliverable quality. His involvement at Bushmead started as a hirer for the Luton Model Car Racing club of which he is Chair and Treasurer.
Tim moved to Luton in 2019 when he became the Vicar of Christchurch (next door to the hub). He has a passion for seeing the community and church work together and is looking forward to seeing what opportunities emerge. Before studying for ordination, he trained as an employment lawyer and spent 4 years practising before leaving to pursue ordination. He likes to cycle and run (but hasn’t done much lately!)
Paul is a Trustee and has lived in Bushmead for 20 years. Paul is an educational consultant, managing a team providing advice for over 250 schools. Headteacher of Oasis Academy Enfield from 2010-2014, he is Chair of Governors at Challney Boys School and instigated the Friends of Bradgers Hill conservation group which continues to provide popular activities for Bushmead residents.
I use the centre on a weekly basis for my boxfit classes, which are an essential part of keeping fit for me. We also hired the centre for my Daughter’s wedding a few years ago, it is easily accessible with lots of parking for our guests out the front. She had a great day and when my son gets married next year we hope to hire the centre again
We used to have real problems finding a hall that was bit enough and accessible enough to hire for our yearly events. There are not many places in this area which offer what Bushmead Community centre offers. It’s a friendly place to go as well, well run and the staff are great.