Environmental bodies including Thames Water, the Government's Environmental Agency and City Hall have warned that even light rainfall could lead to serious flooding in the Capital in the future. Concern is heightened by population growth to 11 million, resultant high density building and climate change and its effect on the 150 year old drainage system.
It cannot have escaped anyone's notice that Streatham has once again been the big loser in the exciting proposed Crossrail 2 route that sees several new stations being considered across the borough boundary in Wandsworth.
However, Streatham residents have now been thrown an unexpected lifeline. The route was expected to go through Clapham Junction and then onto Tooting but TfL engineers now conclude that ground conditions at Tooting are unfavourable. They are now suggesting a station in Balham instead.
Hard-working volunteer Friends of Parks Groups are being told to sign up to a risky model that gives them full financial responsibility for the management of their park or allow the Council to find a business partner to do it for them.
Labour's Leisure Report foresees the loss of such public facilities on a permanent basis too - warning that paddling pools at Streatham Common, Ruskin Park and Agnes Riley Gardens may be ripped-up and grassed over.
What is it with Lambeth Labour and our libraries? For more than a decade they've been trying their damnedest to close them and the rumpus that ensued guaranteed that most on their hit list - with the exception of Clapham Park and Streatham Vale - have limped-on with little in the way of funding or support.
The Open Spaces Society founded in 1865, and Britain's oldest national conservation body, has hit out at Lambeth Council following local resident complaints about the state of Clapham Common after another major event was held there over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.
Residents and users of the common protest that in addition to having a large area of the common fenced off for weeks before and after the event, loud music during the event and hoards of drunken revellers pouring onto surrounding streets, the common itself has been turned into a churned-up muddy mess reminiscent of some First World War battlefield.
Back in March 2014 Lib Dems were warning about the double-speak going on in Labour-run Lambeth Council circles about proposals being formulated together with Transport for London to rid Vauxhall of perhaps the most significant and highly-rated transport interchange in the entire borough.
Of course, for Labour, it is so much more important to sweep away this barely ten year old £4 million, convenient and green bus station with its iconic solar panelled ski-slope roof and handy links to both tube and rail so that they can replace it with a manufactured High Street and make people stand around in the dark, cold and wet all over the ill-lit surrounding roads waiting for a bus.
Labour-run Lambeth Council has announced that it will no longer stage the last remaining public firework display in the Borough.
Many residents, and especially parents, will be dismayed that Lambeth's only remaining public firework display is now being ditched. Last year the only remaining free display held in Brockwell Park was relegated to history and a charging and pre-booking scheme introduced.
Local Lib Dems are enthusiasts for the new Streatham Leisure Centre and Ice Rink having campaigned for it from the word go. However, in Labour failed to undertake critical consultation in advance of fashioning the facilities, and key local user groups were consigned to a back seat early on in the proceedings.
Ofsted has slammed Lambeth as its children's services plummet from Outstanding to Inadequate.
Things are not quite as bad as a decade and a half ago or so when a damning report declared graphically that 'Children were no longer safe in Lambeth's Care.' However there will be widespread concern that history may be repeating itself..