Britain First, which describes itself as “pro-British and no-nonsense, were due to hold its party conference at The New Owlsmoor Community Centre in Yeovil Road on Saturday but the Owlsmoor Community Association, which operates the centre, decided to cancel the booking.

Cllr Paul Bettison, leader of Bracknell Forest Council - which owns the community building - said: “The meeting has been cancelled by Owlsmoor Community Association due to concerns it could impact on the peace and harmony of the community, which includes several nearby community facilities.

“The meeting had been booked as a group meeting for 100 people without any reference to Britain First, however, as soon as it became apparent that the organisation was planning to host their meeting at the community centre, steps were taken to review the booking as counter-protests to the booking were likely.

“In the light of possible disruption to nearby residents, the community association took advice from the borough council and police and decided to cancel the booking.” The far right “patriotic” political party was formed in 2011 by former British National Party members - with John Blewitt, who is in charge of the running of the centre, a member of Britain First himself.

Campaign group Berkshire Antifascists had protested to the council to get the meeting cancelled, and said it was happy the group would no longer be using the publicly-owned building.

Janet Quadrant, a member of the campaign group, said: “We as Berkshire Antifascists oppose any platform for hate groups such as Britain First. Whilst we are pleased that the group will not be using a publicly-owned building this weekend, we do still question as to why this was permitted.

“Bracknell Forest Council has a responsibility to keep its residents safe. We will not allow a platform for racism and hatred in our county or anywhere else, we stand in solidarity against fascist groups and will continue to do so. Our thanks go to the hundreds of locals who have organised and campaigned against the decision to allow Britain First a platform in Bracknell.” Neighbourhood police officers will also be patrolling the area surrounding the community centre on Saturday as a precautionary measure.

Cllr Bettison added: “While Bracknell Forest Council doesn’t run or manage the centre we fully support the committee’s decision.

“The Neighbourhood Policing Team will be patrolling the area around Owlsmoor Community Centre on Saturday to provide public reassurance and ensure there is no disruption to other community events and facilities.” In a statement on its website, Britain First said: ““Mob Rule” triumphs in royal county of Berkshire as Bracknell Forest Council have banned Britain First from holding our conference there thanks to huge pressure from Unison trade union and leftwing fascists. We have backup venues so the conference will still go ahead.”