Lingdale was featured on the BBC local news on Monday 21st July. Popular weatherman Paul Mooney spent the day filming in the village with the result being a short feature designed to celebrate 50 years of Northumbria in Bloom. Lingdale was put forward to the BBC for the feature by officials from Northumbria in Bloom as recognition of the tremendous success the village has had in the competition in recent years.
The Lingdale Lift-Off Allotment at Moorcock Row, Prospect Place and Lingdale Primary School were all shown during the feature as well as shots of the flower tubs from around the village. There was also a short interview with Lingdale Lift-Off Chairman Mike Jefferson.
The judging for this years Northumbria in Bloom competition took place in Lingdale a week earlier on Monday 14th July and the much anticipated results are expected in a few weeks time.