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.

Heritage Lottery Fund project at Bailey Hill

You are invited to come along and help to develop ideas for interpretation and signage at Bailey Hill that will help visitors to learn more about the heritage. We will discuss different interpretive media and the stories that we want …

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Festival Summer in Mold

Take it ‘slow’ in Mold this summer with events and festivals for everyone to join in and enjoy. There are Festivals galore in Mold over the coming months and lots of other reasons to come and enjoy yourself in the …

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Bailey Hill Festival Sunday 11 June 2017

Bailey Hill, at the top of the High Street in Mold, will be the venue for a fantastic afternoon of live music from 1pm to 6pm, with a great line up of bands performing on the main stage, and a …

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Mold Carnival Sunday 9 July 2017

Mold Carnival is the biggest free one day event in Flintshire attracting over 6,000 visitors every year. There will be amazing entertainment, including special celebrity guests, soap stars, and famous lookalikes along with musical performances and the grand final of …

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