Hall point-scoring again!

Tory appointed London assembly member Susan Hall, a Harrow councillor* with little participation in the work of the council now, uses her City Hall position to gain publicity, this time by asking London Mayor to divert part of the £500k prize money for the ‘Women We See’ competition into running an anti-fly tipping campaign on TfL networks.
Hurriedly put together report for her is not clear about the demand for such anti-fly tipping campaign, where the other funding for it could come from or whether the government should chip in but she insists “I think he (London mayor) just needs to get his priorities right. He could also use his considerable influence.”
Such a half-backed call for an anti-tipping campaign seems more like publicity seeking and point-scoring.
The competition, launched by the Transport for London (TfL) and City Hall, comes after research reveals Londoners don’t think the women they see in ads are representative of those in the capital, more so the BAME Londoners who say their ethnicity is not well-represented in London’s advertising.
“London is one of the most diverse cities in the world and our diversity is one of our greatest strengths, so it’s important we challenge the disparity between the women we see in our advertising and the women we see around us in our city,” says Heidi Alexander, deputy mayor for transport.
Fly-tipping, particularly random fly-tipping, is a national problem (local authorities in England dealt with around 1m fly-tipping incidents in 2016/17 – estimated  clearance cost £57.7m) but fly-tipping in London is higher than any other region in the UK.
Susan Hall’s poorly argued report fails to benefit from the authentic research like that by the London Borough Environment Directors Network (LEDNet) and Keep Britain Tidy which recommends many practical ways to address fly-tipping in the capital.
In Harrow, although the fly-tipping, mostly random,  is lower than Barnet, Brent and Hillingdon and much lower than some other London boroughs like Enfield, Newham or Haringey, it is a matter of concern and more so in the parts of the borough which have short-term private rented accommodation or unlicensed houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).
Harrow council investigates fly tips amongst other aspects of anti-social behaviour, using range of powers including cautions, prosecutions and fixed penalty notices.[*Cllr Hall stepped down as the leader of the opposition Tory group on the Harrow council last year amongst the calls for a healthy opposition, no punch & judy style leadership and an effective group (Tory group lost the councils in 2010 and 2014 as well as two by-elections in between, under Cllr Hall’s leadership].