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Handforth Parish Council
« on: 08:57:14, 05/02/21 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-55946252

Lockdown entertainment can come from the most unlikely sources, and members of Handforth Parish Council have found themselves reluctant internet stars thanks to a chaotic Zoom meeting.
Planning committees are not usually considered "must see", but this one has notched up two million views.

It opens with swearing and some members are sent to a virtual naughty chair.
Another highlight arrives when clerk of the meeting Jackie Weaver suggests everyone calls her Britney Spears.
Ms Weaver, from the Cheshire Association of Local Councils, has been trending on Twitter along with the council itself, and fans of the video include Olympic Gold Medallist Sir Chris Hoy who asked: "Who needs Netflix?"
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Re: Handforth Parish Council
« Reply #1 on: 09:01:33, 05/02/21 »
The inimitable Anna Soubrey was asked to comment,  although she only mentioned that when David Cameron attended a council meeting one of the members greeted him in combats!
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Re: Handforth Parish Council
« Reply #2 on: 13:47:42, 05/02/21 »
I have not seen this clip and I canít find it online. I suppose just in case if anyone on Handford Parish Council is out of work as a result, I should be on stand-by to offer them a job! I donít have any opinions on the behaviour of anyone at the meeting. I must remain impartial.


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Re: Handforth Parish Council
« Reply #4 on: 19:52:40, 05/02/21 »
Next time the councillors in Handforth seek votes be careful who you vote for.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-55946252
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Re: Handforth Parish Council
« Reply #5 on: 12:59:24, 07/02/21 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-55962653

Jackie Weaver 'chuffed' to be meeting Strictly star



Jackie Weaver, who became an internet sensation after a recording of a parish council meeting went viral, says tensions from her now-famous video call haven't "settled yet".
But she told BBC Breakfast she had received some exciting news amidst the publicity Ė an opportunity to meet one of the stars of Strictly Come Dancing.
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Re: Handforth Parish Council
« Reply #6 on: 13:05:02, 07/02/21 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-55962653

Jackie Weaver 'chuffed' to be meeting Strictly star Anton Du Beke



Jackie Weaver, who became an internet sensation after a recording of a parish council meeting went viral, says tensions from her now-famous video call haven't "settled yet".
But she told BBC Breakfast she had received some exciting news amidst the publicity Ė an opportunity to meet one of the stars of Strictly Come Dancing.
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Re: Handforth Parish Council
« Reply #7 on: 09:29:08, 18/02/21 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-56101198

A council that sparked an internet sensation when a meeting descended into chaos has again been dogged by rows.
A clip of a Handforth Parish Council meeting featuring insults and members being kicked out was watched by millions earlier this month.
Jackie Weaver, who was trending on Twitter after the December Zoom meeting went viral, was not involved when the council met on Wednesday evening.

Members of the public interjected and made cat-calls throughout the meeting.
Wednesday's meeting was being watched on YouTube by more than 3,500 people at one stage.
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