Stepney is a ball of energy and is always busy; when he moves, he moves fast. He's the fastest womble over one hundred meters. He can be very competitive, and if the wombles are all out on tidy duty, Stepney will be the one to try to get the most rubbish, in the fastest amount of time (Orinoco simply doesn't understand this trait and often thinks Stepney needs psychological help).
Stepney truly loves rubbish and is frequently seen admiring his finds and admiring the other wombles' finds, and can be heard bartering and trading from the back of his barrow for a better grade of grass. If no one is looking he will sometimes "borrow" the other wombles stuff and forget to give it back.
Stepney is seldom seen without his tinted "barrow" which is always full of the latest "borrowed" gear. He's also very fond of music and is constantly finding old LPs and singles to play on the womblified gramophone that Wellington adapted for him. He often DJ's at parties and is an excellent dancer.
An interesting fact about Stepney is that, although he comes from the Thames burrow, he has a very strong dislike of bodies of water and can't swim. Any suggestions for outings on the lake are usually met with his disapproval.
Stepney chose his name from a copy of a London streetfinder book kept at the Thames burrow specially for choosing womble names. The names Brixton and Peckham were not appropriate.