Winsham E-letter
The first Winsham E-letter appeared in October 2006 and since then it has been sent to subscribers, free of charge, usually once a week. Initially some twenty five households were on the mailing list. This has now grown (2016) to over two hundred, and increases  most months as new people move into the village . Currently it reaches over three quarters of the households who are on line (approx 75/80% of all Winsham households ). It also enables past residents of the Parish, and those with family links to keep in touch with what is happening.
The main purpose of the  E-letter is to promote activities in the parish by sending a very brief and transitory communication, which can be  read and then discarded, the reader noting the items that are of interest . It  lists in three columns, the name and location of the event, date  and very brief additional information that might be considered necessary.
When more detailed information about an event is available , this information is placed on the Notice board of the Parish Web Site or the new Parish Council web site and a hyperlink is added to the E-letter, so that a mouse-click on the link in the E-letter provides instant access  to this detail. This useful facility ensures that the e-letter always remains brief.

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A popular feature of the E-letter is the 'village' photograph-different each time, with a short caption. These are usually of an event that has happened since the previous edition. This 'show-casing' of an event often links to more pictures from that  event very quickly after they have taken place, sometimes within hours, on the Parish Web Site.
The Winsham E-Letter compliments the Joint Parish Magazine, and does not compete with it. A recognised problem with the Joint Parish Magazine in publicising certain types of events or news, is the relatively long copy date of up to three weeks, that is necessary for it's production. In contrast, the E-letter can be produced and sent out in less than one hour.
This underlines another use for the E- letter. Sometimes information needs to be distributed quickly-information about a lost pet, for example. On another occasion there was a  pollution scare relating to the mains water supply. Occasionally it is used to inform the parish of an untimely death. In these cases a 'special edition ' is distributed, usually in the form of a simple e-mail, with no other topic covered.
An important secondary purpose of the e- letter is to encourage subscribers to visit the Winsham Parish Web site and the Winsham Web Museum. In this it has been very successful.
Analysis of visits to the Parish Web site immediately after the distribution of an E-letter shows a dramatic increase.
A major change in mid-2010 was the end of attaching the E-letter to an e-mail, necessitating it to be opened before it could be read. The E-Letter is now copied onto the E-mail 'carrier', which greatly facilitates links to web sites for those subscribers who do not have appropriate  software, and can be read fully by just opening the e-mail. No further action is required

The e-letter also carries  links to emergency services, and also announces when Minutes of meetings from some village organisations are available on the Parish or Parish Council Web Site, i.e. latest Parish Council  and Jubilee Hall Management Committee meetings.
J.S.S-February 2012

Recent changes and development.
The growth in the village of the influence of the Social Media has already
been referred to in web page relating to 'Winsham on the Web'. One benefit of this is that news can get out to the community even more quickly than the weekly e-letter can achieve.
The e-letter which is sent to a subscription list of over two hundred each week can also now be viewed from a link from the Home Page of the Parish Web Site, as a .pdf file.
A further recent trend is the use of the accompanying e-mail message to be used to provide additional information on a subject not dealt with on a web page, or that is not suitable for the three column format of the e-letter itself. It is often of a topical nature.
J.S.S-January 2016

Below copies of the E-Letters sent can be accessed. They give an accurate  record of the day-to day activities of the village over the period since the Autumn of 2006.The links contained in the archived E-letters below do not usually work, as the original target web page closes. Further coverage  of the major events such as Street Fairs can be seen in the 'Winsham at Play' Gallery of this Web Museum.  Minutes of Meetings can be found in the Parish Council Gallery and the Jubilee Hall Gallery.

2006    
26th October 2006 15th November 2006 5th December 2006
Covering note261006 21st November 2006 12th December 2006
30th October 2006 22nd November 2006 20th December 2006
  28th November 2006  
2007    
10th January 2007 9th February 2007 4th March 2007
18th January 2007 16th February 2007 11th March 2007
31st January 2007 26th February 2007 28th March 2007
     
2nd May 2007 10th June 2007 3rd July 2007
13th May 2007 11th June 2007 10th July 2007
22nd May 2007 16th June 2007 17th July 2007
30th May 2007 24th June 2007 25th July 2007
     
7th August 2007 3rd September 2007 1st November 2007
16th August 2007 11th September 2007 9th November 2007
28th August 2007 20th September 2007 17th November 2007
    29th November 2007
     
5th December 2007    
11th December 2007    
20th December 2007    
2008    
2nd January 2008 9th February 2008 5th March 2008
10th January 2008 14th February 2008 12th March 2008
31st January 2008 24th February 2008 21st March 2008
    28th March 2008
     
3rd April 2008 13th May 2008 7th June 2008
10th April 2008 24th May 2008 14th June 2008
  26th May 2008 29th June 2008
  30th May 2008  
     
8th July 2008 10th August 2008 5th September 2008
14th July 2008 28th August 2008 21st September 2008
20th July 2008    
     
5th October 2008 1st November 2008 3rd December 2008
15th October 2008 11th November 2008 16th December 2008
26th October 2008 17th November 2008 29th December 2008
  25th November 2008  
2009    
25th January 2009 5th February 2009 1st March 2009
  13th February 2009 8th March 2009
    10th March 2009
    24th March 2009
    30th March 2009
     
5th April 2009 12th May 2009 3rd June 2009
13th April 2009 17th May 2009 14th June 2009
29th April 2009 26th May 2009 21st June 2009
    25th June 2009
     
3rd July 2009 3rd August 2009 5th September 2009
25th July 2009 9th August 2009 11th September 2009
19th August 2009 21st September 2009
  29th August 2009  
     
  1st November 2009 6th December 2009
11th October 2009 8th November 2009 12th December 2009
18th October 2009 15th November 2009 20th December 2009
26th October 2009 22nd November 2009  
  28th November 2009  

2010    
 9th January 2010 1st February 2010 6th March 2010
17th January 2010 11th February 2010 13th March 2010
24th January 2010 15th February 2010 27th March 2010
  27th February 2010  
     
1st April 2010 8th May 2010 5th June 2010
10th April 2010 16th May 2010 13th June 2010
17th April 2010   18th June 2010
25th April 2010   27th June 2010
30th April 2010    
     
4th July 2010 1st August 2010 12th September 2010
10th July 2010 3rd August 2010 19th September 2010
18th July 2010 8th August 2010 25th September 2010
15th August 2010  
  22nd August 2010  
  26th August 2010  
     
3rd October 2010 7th November 2010 5th December 2010
9th October 2010 14th November 2010 12th December 2010
16th October 2010 20th November 2010 14th December 2010
24th October 2010 28th November 2010 20th December 2010
31st October 2010    

2011    
2nd January 2011 5th February 2011 6th March 2011
9th January 2011 13th February 2011 13th March 2011
17th January 2011 19th February 2011 19th March 2011
23rd January 2011 27th February 2011 27th March 2011
29th January 2011    
     
4th April 2011 1st May 2011 4th June 2011
9th April 2011 7th May 2011 26th June 2011
16th April 2011 12th May 2011  
24th April 2011 22nd May 2011  
28th May 2011
     
3rd July 2011 12th August 2011 4th September 2011
10th July 2011 20th August 2011 10th September 2011
17th July 2011 28th August 2011  
24th July 2011    
31st July 2011    
     
1st October 2011 6th November 2011 3rd December 2011
8th October 2011 13th November 2011 10th December 2011
14th October 2011 20th November 2011 17th December 2011
23rd October 2011 27th November 2011 23rd December 2011
30th October 2011    
2012    
6th January 2012 5th February 2012 3rd March 2012
14th January 2012 11th February 2012 10th March 2012
22nd January 2012 18th February 2012 17th March 2012
29th January 2012 25th February 2012 24th March 2012
    31st March 2012
     
8th April 2012 5th May 2012 1st June 2012
14th April 2012 12th May 2012 9th June 2012
22nd April 2012 18th May 2012 16thJune 2012
28th April 2012 29th May 2012 27th June 2012
     
7th July 2012 20th August 2012 2nd September 2012
14th July 2012 26th August 2012 9th September 2012
22nd July 2012   15th September 2012
28th July 2012   22nd September 2012
    29th September 2012
     
7th October 2012 3rd November 2012 2nd December 2012
14th October 2012 13th November 2012 11th December 2012
20th October 2012 18th November 2012 15th December 2012
28th October 2012 25th November 2012 22nd December 2012
    29th December 2012
2013    
5th January 2013 2nd February 2013 3rd March 2013
13th January 2013 9th February 2013 9th March 2013
20th January 2013 16th February 2013 16th March 2013
26th January 2013 23rd February 2013 23rd March 2013
    29th March 2013
     
13th April 2013 May 4th 2013 June 8th 2013
20th April 2013 May 12th 2013 June 14th 2013
27th April 2013 May 19th 2013 June 22nd 2013
  May 25th 2013 June 28th 2013
  May 31st 2013  
     
6th July 2013 24th August 2013 7th September 2013
13th July 2013 31st August 2013 14th September 2013
20th July 2013   28th September 2013
28th July 2013    
     
4th October 2013 3rd November 2013 6th December 2013
19th October 2013 17th November 2013 14th December 2013
26th October 2013 23rd November 2013 20th December 2013
  30th November 2013  
     
2014    
11th January 2014 1st March 2014 6th April 2014
17th January 2014 8th March 2014 12th April 2014
25th January 2014 15th March 2014 19th April 2014
31st January 2014 23rd March 2014 26th April 2014
  30th March 2014  
     
2nd May 2014 7th June 2014 6th July 2014
10th May 2014 15th June 2014 13th July 2014
17th May 2014 21st June 2014 26th July 2014
24th May 2014 27th June 2014  
31st May 2014    
     
7th August 2014 12th September 2014 4th October 2014
17th August 2014 20th September 2014 11th October 2014
23rd August 2014   17th October 2014
30th August 2014    
     
22nd November 2014 12th December 2014  
29th November 2014 20th December 2014  
     
2015    
3rd January 2015 7th February 2015 14th March 2015
10th January 2015 27th February 2015 28th March 2015
17th January 2015    
25th January 2015    
30th January 2015    
     
12th April 2014 1st May 2015 6th June 2015
18th April 2015 11th May 2015 15th June 2015
25th April 2015 16th May 2015 21st June 2015
  30th May 2015  
     
4th July 2015 2nd August 2015 5th September 2015
19th July 2015 10th August 2015 12th September 2015
26th July 2015 15th August 2015 19th September 2015
  22nd August 2015 26th September 2015
  30th August 2015  
     
11th October 2015 6th November 2015 4th December 2015
17th October 2015 14th November 2015 9th December 2015
24th October 2015 28th November 2015 12th December 2015
31st October 2015   19th December 2015
     
2016    
8th January 2016 5th February 2016 6th March 2016
16th January 2016 12th February 2016 13th March 2016
22nd January 2016   19th March 2016
30th January 2016   26th March 2016
     
2nd April 2016 6th May 2016 4th June 2016
9th April 2016 14th May 2016 11th June 2016
16th April 2016 21st May 2016 18th June 2016
23rd April 2016 28th May 2016 25th June 2016
30th April 2016    
     
2nd July 2016 6th August 2016 3rd September 2016
9th July 2016 13th August 2016  17th Sept 2016
16th July 2016 20th August 2016 23rd September 2016
30th July 2016 28th August 2016  
     
1st October 2016 5th November 2016 5th December 2016
8th October 2016 12th November 2016 10th December 2016
13th October 2016 19th November 2016 17th December 2016
22nd October 2016 21st November 2016 (Special)  
30th October 2016 26th November 2016  

 

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