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Category: Other UK News

Deans Traditional Commercial Awning at Thai Restaurant in Barnes

Vuctorian Traditional Commercial Awning at Thai Restaurant

The popular “Awesome Thai” Restaurant in Barnes chose Deans Blinds and Awnings to install their new traditional Victorian commercial awning. Barnes is a suburban district in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The restaurant is well known in the area for its Modern and Classic style of Thai cuisine. The Deans traditional shop blind installed was perfect for the historic Barnes setting. It is decorated with the restaurant log by Deans in-house graphics artist.

About Awesome Thai Restaurant

The best food and friendly service Thai Restaurant in Barnes. Awesome Thai introduces a wonderful modern and classic Thai dishes with a touch of western presentation coupled with reasonable prices. Visit them at

About Deans Blinds and Awnings UK

Having been in business when Queen Victoria reigned, Deans is the only blind and awnings manufacturer and installation company that is still in business in London who can provide an authentic Victorian or Edwardian awning or blind to complete the finishing touch to a serious restoration project on shop, restaurant or even a special private house. More info about their traditional Victorian commercial awning at

Reading Council Tries to Stop Biggest Budget Cut in Its History

graphic of budget cuts

Reading Borough Council went to Westminster this week in a bid to stop the biggest budget cut in its history.

Tony Page, the Deputy leader of the council Councillor  joined leaders of the 6 unitary authorities in Berkshire to express their anger at the way the new cuts was given to them just before the holidays.

Cllr Page told the council would have to increase its budgetary cuts to almost £20 million because of the extra £5 million cut in the grant from Government. He further added: “It is the biggest cut in a single year in Reading’s history.”

The Reading Borough Council delegation went to the House of Commons on Wednesday, January 6, and had a 45-minute “audience with the most junior minister, Marcus Jones, of the Department for Communities and Local Government”.

The original approach to the minister was made by Cllr Paul Bettison, Tory leader of Bracknell Forest Borough Council which had also suffered an additional cut of around £2 million.

Places To View The Tour of Britain Cycle Race Route Through Surrey Heath

There are several places to see the Tour of Britain cycle race in Surrey Heath. Stage 7 of the race begins in Camberley, which is the place to be to get up close the stars of the race – Sir Bradley Wiggins and more. Remember, the race starts at 10 AM, and will have left our borough in Mytchett in a little over 20 minutes later.

So where to view the race?

There is the King’s Head Harvester on Guildford Road in Frimley Green. Why there you might ask? Well, while the race starts in Camberley, winding through Camberley, Heatherside, and Deepcut, it doesn’t officially begin until the Start Proper, which will be by the 30 mph sign on Guildford Road in Frimley Green. You can view the leaders come racing over the Canal Bridge by the King’s Head. Sadly, this is a spot where there won’t be much viewing room, though there’ll undoubtedly be refreshments at the King’s Head to compensate.

Here’s the route through the borough, up to you to choose you vantage spot. The race will arrive at the Start Proper at 10:18 AM,

Start, Park Street in Camberley, then along Park Road, Upper Park Road, Church Hill, Crawley Hill, Prior Road, Upper Chobham Road, Cumberland Road, The Maultway, Deepcut Bridge Road, over Deepcut Railway Bridge turning onto the B3012 Guildford Road where the race proper begins, then to Frimley Green into Sturt Road, finally leaving Surrey Heath along Mytchett Road.