Barnet's Conservative-run council is getting tough on people who litter the neighbourhood with rubbish.
Last month, 28 people were taken to court after they ignored an £80 fixed penalty notice from Barnet Council. If they had paid within ten days, the fine would have been cut to £50. Instead, they were ordered to pay £430 each.
That means that more than £12,000 has been raised from taking litterbugs to task.
Some 2,400 fixed penalty notices have been issued since the launch of the Keep Barnet Clean campaign in July 2016.