Identity theft is a real problem but a new project funded through the Crime Reduction Fund should provide part of the solution

West Marsh Community Centre (WMCC) in Grimsby recently applied for funding from the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioners Crime Reduction Fund to support an idea to reduce the potential for identity theft locally.

The end result is four large shredders being placed into community venues across North East Lincolnshire and a promotional campaign to ensure that people are woken up to the possibility of identify theft and start to use the shredders to dispose of confidential documents.

The shredders themselves are

At West Marsh Community Centre in Grimsby

At the Sidney Sussex Pavilion in Cleethorpes

At Grant Thorold Library in Grimby

And at Immingham Civic Centre.

Use of the shredders is completely free for local residents – you’ll just need to access the venues at appropriate times and follow the rules for using the shredders.

So we’re encouraging the community to shred unwanted confidential documents, letters and even old credit cards. Throwing them into the bin should not be an option (all too easy for someone to remove from the bin and collect personal information).

So use the shredders yourself, tell other and keep spreading the word. Let’s try and tackle identity fraud together.

Please feel free to use the poster below to display or share.

Any questions about the project or about the shredders, please get in touch with Neil Barber at West Marsh Community Centre via 01472 269230 or west_marsh@hotmail.com.

Find a Shredder

West Marsh Community Centre
Beeson Street, Grimsby, DN31 2QH

Sidney Sussex Pavilion
Sidney Sussex Recreation Ground, Brereton Avenue, Cleethorpes, DN35 8AB

Grant Thorold Library
Durban Road, Grimsby, DN32 8BX

Immingham Civic Centre
Pelham Road, Immingham, DN40 1QF

Identity Fraud

Should you have any concerns about identity fraud then please contact the Police via 101 (non-urgent) or www.humberside.police.uk.

More information

www.nelwatch.org.uk/shredders

Download the flyer for the Shredders