Grandpont postman Steve Johnson is leaving us in September!
As you probably know, Steve is the best postman in Oxford, possibly in the world.
He's always friendly, cheerful and helpful; he even once helped save a resident's life!
We'd therefore like to mark his departure, and to thank him for everything he's done for Grandpont over the last 14 years.
If you'd like to contribute to a collection for Steve, please make a donation via this webpage, by Wednesday 8th September. You can also write Steve a message.
And/or, you can send messages for Steve to Liz Woolley, 138 Marlborough Road, and she will collect them and put them in a book for him. This could include words, pictures, a postcard, a photo of yourself outside your house - anything to remind Steve of what a great community he's leaving behind!
We're hoping that lots of people will also put a poster up in their window on the night of Friday 10th September, so that Steve will see them as he does his last round on Saturday 11th September. It could be a simple 'Thank you Steve', or a picture of him drawn by your kids.
We'll present the money and the messages to Steve at a surprise gathering at Pegasus Grange, at c. 11am on Friday 10th September. Everyone in the Grandpont community is invited. Please arrive between 10:45am and 10:55am. Enter Pegasus Grange through the main gate on White House Road, go forwards and then to the right, past the office, and to the lawn, where the presentation will take place. Hope to see you then.
If you have any questions or other ideas for thanking Steve, please contact email@example.com, 01865 242760.
Yasmin Gunaratnam “Thank you Steve for being the best postman - a reliable presence for us all. We will miss you. Much luck in what you do next” 10 Sep 2021
Paul and Olivia Henley “Thank you for being such a kind and cheery presence in our community over all these years. You will be much missed - but good luck for your next role and may West Ham flourish with your presence in the crowd!” 10 Sep 2021
Jill Mccleery “Thank you so much for everything! You are a star. Love Jill” 08 Sep 2021
Anonymous “Thank you so much for all your work for the Grandpont neighbourhood over such a long period. We will all miss you. Good luck for whatever comes next.” 08 Sep 2021
Margaret Parkin “Thank you Steve for your many years of service and for always finding us along the road! Best of luck as you begin your next adventure. Margaret, Greg, and Evan.” 08 Sep 2021
Steve and Jenny Hellyer “Steve, in our years at 65 Marlborough Road it was always so great to see you and stop for a chat; you have been such a constant, cheerful presence in the Grandpont community. All the best, Steve and Jenny.” 08 Sep 2021
Terry Laver “Dear Steve, I've known a lot of posties in my time, and to my mind you are up there with the very best. It's been a privilege and a pleasure knowing you . All the very best for the future - Terry” 07 Sep 2021
Su Box “Steve, Grandpont won't be the same without you. Many thanks for your irrepressible cheerfulness – whatever the weather – and for the many times your deliveries must have gone beyond the call of duty. Go well, Su Box” 06 Sep 2021
Caroline Richmond “Thanks a million” 06 Sep 2021
Dave Waters “Many thanks for all your deliveries, for your friendly manner, and for all those times when you've been happy to say 'hi' in the street to the people you recognise. All the best for the future!” 06 Sep 2021
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