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.

Ready for Mold Spring Clean?

Friday 31 March to Monday 3 April 2017 Springy, the Mold Spring Clean mascot will be in Mold on Saturday 1 April to meet his many friends, and sign up those who want to help with this year’s Clean. If …

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International guest in Mold

Small Town Sustainability On Thursday 16 March Pier Giorgio Oliveti, Secretary General of Cittaslow International will be giving a free public talk on Small Town Sustainability, at 11am in the Jubilee Room, Mold Town Hall, Earl Road, Mold CH7 1AB. …

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Festival of Light shines in the rain

Lantern parade and entertainment lights up a January afternoon January is rich in cultural traditions such as Three Holy Kings, Y Fari Lwyd, Chinese New Year and Hen Galen, which have originated from many places and peoples and are celebrated …

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Defibrillators placed at key sites in Mold

In a bid to improve the chances of survival of anyone who suffers a cardiac arrest in Mold, two more defibrillators have been placed in Town. The latest roll out this month includes inside Mold Library by Daniel Owen Square …

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