Recently, Pilley Community Stores suffered an attempted break in. Whilst the repairs were being covered under the shop's insurance, it was clear that security improvements were required. Boldre Parish Council would like to thank NFDC Councillor Janette Duke for providing a grant to fund a new alarm system for Pilley Community Stores. The grant provision was turned round extremely quickly and will enable our local shop to enhance its security during this uncertain time.

Pilley Post Office and Shop is a lifeline for the Community of Boldre and the surrounding villages, especially now we are in lockdown, and this prompt action to improve security is very welcome. We would also like to thank Committee Member Neil Eccles and the Volunteers who saw to it that the shop opened at 8am the morning following the failed break-in.