South Winterbourne Community 
Flood Action Group (SWCFAG)

for Winterbourne Abbas, Winterbourne Steepleton and Martinstown 
near Dorchester in Dorset, UK

We are a SELF HELP community group formed in October 2013 whose aim is to help lessen the impact of flooding in the beautiful South Winterbourne valley by co-ordinating the efforts of the village communities, riparian owners, parish councils and larger land owners/farmers to maintain the existing infrastructure in the best possible condition whilst observing and safeguarding the ecology and wildlife. 

The 2017 annual clearing of the South Winterbourne by our local contractor in the Steepleton and Martinstown areas has been completed late October 2017. Local volunteer groups will undertake local clearing if required in 2018.

May 2018 - Stream flow slowing due to heavy weed growth - first volunteer session in Steepleton took place on 15th May with more to follow.

Contact e mail :
Website :
Postal Address : Parish Office Martinstown        
Website created February 2015


Views from Rew Bridge (between Martinstown & Steepleton)
looking west - before and after clearing