JACKIE Weaver, who became an internet sensation after a recording of a meeting went viral, has teamed up with New Forest District Council.

She has recorded a video for the district council to get residents to sign up to email alerts.

A spokesperson for New Forest District Council said: “It’s important to us to make sure our messages reach our residents, especially with information about coronavirus and how we can help our community.  

"When we saw the reaction to Jackie and the Handforth Parish Council Zoom meeting, we made contact and asked her if she would be willing to record us a quick video message. 

"As a local council supporter, Jackie was happy to take part. We hope that by using a little humour our information emails will reach more people locally.”

Ms Weaver became an internet hit after millions of people watched a recording of a Handforth Parish Council meeting.

During the meeting Ms Weaver was told she had “no authority” to lead the meeting or evict disruptive attendees from it.

In her video message to New Forest residents she says: “I am Jackie Weaver, I have the authority to tell you to sign up to New Forest District Council’s emails.

"They are full of information about coronavirus, local services and will tell you when council meetings will be shown online. Read them, read and understand them and keep the New Forest safe.”

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