About Cittaslow Mold

Mold is the first town in Wales to be welcomed into the Cittaslow network. Cittaslow Mold comprises many local organisations and individuals, and is supported by Mold Town Council. We have three Cittaslow Mold sub-groups:

Every town has different needs and within the criteria, priorities are set at a local level. In Mold these are determined by various community consultations and local studies. Mold Town Partnership has used this information to produce six aspiration statements on the future shape of Mold, and is presently working on a Town Action Plan.

Dates for meetings and activities can be found at Latest News. All Cittaslow Mold meetings are public and anyone interested is welcome to attend.

A. ENVIRONMENT

A1. Apparatus to test air quality and report conditions
A2. Rules for the quality of water supplies and pollution free water in rivers and waterways
A3. Plans for the implementation of new composting technology and the promotion of composting in people’s homes
A4. Ability to measure light pollution and a plan of action to prevent it
A5. Incentives to encourage the use of alternative sources of energy
A6. Mechanisms to measure electromagnetic emissions and a plan of action for their reduction
A7. Apparatus to measure noise pollution and plans to reduce it
A8. Plans for the elimination of aesthetically displeasing advertisements
A9. Application of an environmental management system
A10. Participation in ‘Local Agenda 21’ projects

B. INFRASTRUCTURE

B1. Existence of well kept green spaces
B2. Developing and implementing an integrated traffic management and access strategy paying attention to the needs of pedestrians and the historic character of the town
B3. Disability-friendly access to public places and offices
B4. Infrastructure which facilitates alternative mobility
B5. Free and easily accessible public conveniences
B6. Places for people to sit down and rest, not just in town centres
B7. Uniform opening hours for the different departments of council offices
B8. Provision of Public Relations office
B9. Slow City Call Centre for people to contact
B10. Plan for all business hours to coincide with towns people’s needs

C. QUALITY OF URBAN FABRIC

C1. Plans to promote the maintenance, conservation and enhancement of historic areas, buildings and artefacts of cultural and local significance and their sympathetic re-use
C2. Plans to abolish faulty theft alarms, combined with measures for the protection of private property and the safety of the community
C3. Encouragement of use of reusable crockery and cutlery in public establishments
C4. Use of sympathetically designed litter bins and effective litter and waste management
C5. Plans to plant sweet smelling or environment-enhancing plants in public and private gardens
C6. Encouragement of the use of interactive websites where the public can communicate with the administrators of the town.
C7. Plans to promote eco-friendly architecture
C8. Plans to promote appreciation of historic centres and to make them user-friendly through the production of a Town Plan, Conservation Area Appraisal, Town design Statement or similar

D. ENCOURAGEMENT OF LOCAL PRODUCE AND PRODUCTS

D1. Up to date Cittaslow register of locally produced goods and producers within the natural hinterland of the town
D2. Events and training to help people appreciate and preserve local cultural and artistic traditions
D3. Plans to encourage and provide space for farmers and organic markets
D4. Plans to increase awareness of good food and nutrition
D5. Educational programmes about organic food production
D6. Implementation of measures for the preservation of unique local foodstuffs
D7. Plans to encourage organic farming and quality certification for products
D8. Creation of awareness of traditional foodstuffs
D9. Plans for the protection of goods and produce representing local tradition

E. HOSPITALITY & COMMUNITY

E1. The commitment to develop a Slow Food Convivium
E2. Multilingual signposting, directions and instructions
E3. Training for those providing services to tourists, adoption of initiatives such as ‘Welcome Host’
E4. Existence of well-marked tourist routes with information and descriptions
E5. Printed ‘Cittaslow’ guides
E6. Promote a wide cross section of social events, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities for the whole community
E7. Managed carparks in areas with access to town centres
E8. Promote special events to encourage development and support facilities to make it easy for people to come and enjoy them
E9. Promotion of any initiatives of a Cittaslow nature

F. CITTASLOW AWARENESS CREATION

F1. Directory of organisations contributing to the aims and objectives of Cittaslow
F2. Cittaslow logo on council/partnership documents (letterhead etc)
F3. Promotion of the movement’s aims and practices
F4. Website showing how Cittaslow themes are applied
F5. To promote family life and healthy living for all age groups
F6. Provision in budget for the application of these requirements and measures to improve scores
F7. Press cuttings referring to Cittaslow to be shown on Council noticeboards and establishment of lines of communication to local and national press and media
F8. Initiatives to involve opinion leaders and local firms in helping to achieve compliance with Cittaslow requirements
F9. Encouragement of schools, hospitals, councils, community centres and tourism operators to use local produce