A MEETING to help push forward £8 million plans for a new school in Theale will take place tomorrow night.

Parish councillor Becky Williams will chair the gathering at the village hall on Englefield Road with the help of Alok Sharma MP from 7.30pm.

A row has erupted over the proposed school, with West Berkshire Council blaming the parish for failing to act promptly to arrange meetings.

The district council shelved the project in favour of providing extra school spaces in the village, causing outrage in the community.

The plans have been stalled to allow a public vote to take place and it is hoped a parish poll will be launched after the meeting.

Parish councillors have argued the proposed site at North Street Playing Field would not be suitable and will not hand over the lease until the vote takes place.