Cittaslow is an international movement of towns that have adopted a common set of principles and objectives to enhance their quality of life.

Cittaslow was first formed in Italy in 1999 and grew out of the Slow Food movement. In just over 10 years, it has grown into a network of over 140 towns in over 20 countries that stretch from Norway to New Zealand and from Spain to South Korea.

Membership of Cittaslow is open to towns with less than 50,000 residents. Towns must undergo a strenuous accreditation process to be recognised as Cittaslow members. This process includes assessing each town’s achievements and objectives against over 50 membership criteria that cover –

  • Environmental management and protection.
  • Provision of people-friendly infrastructure.
  • Conservation and maintenance of the urban fabric.
  • Promotion and support of local produce and local products.
  • Provision of visitor welcome facilities.
  • Active involvement of the community in the life of their town.
  • Promotion of the principles of Cittaslow.

The membership criteria aims to involve the local community in taking practical actions to enhance the environment, infrastructure, local products, hospitality, and profile of a town.

Cittaslow is organised into a series of national networks that develop and promote Cittaslow at a national level. Cittaslow Mold is represented on the Board of Cittaslow UK CIC. Networking with the other Cittaslow towns enables Mold to share national and international best practice.

Cittaslow towns guide other towns that may also be interested in joining the movement. In Wales the town of Penarth is presently working on their accreditation.

Celebrating Slow

This month is the start of the 10th year of Mold being formally granted accreditation to the international Cittaslow movement, which fosters economic, social and environmental sustainability. Cittaslow is part of a cultural trend known as the Slow movement, set …

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Launch of Square and time capsule

History in the making – Mold’s time capsule at the Daniel Owen Festival October 2015 sees an exciting week of literature, music, spoken word, live performances and arts returning to Mold and the surrounding area for the sixth year. The …

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Urdd Eisteddfod 2016 is coming to Flintshire

The Urdd National Eisteddfod is an all Wales touring festival that will be held in Flint in 2016 for the first time in its 100 year history. Although Flint has the honour of hosting the prestigious Eisteddfod it is a …

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Welcome to Mold

Each area has its own story to tell and character to discover, but how can a small Welsh market town like Mold attract visitors, residents and businesses in the shadow of well known neighbours like Chester? This is just one …

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