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.

Bailey Hill, Mold, awarded National Lottery funding

Flintshire County Council, in partnership with Mold Town Council and the Friends of Bailey Hill, has received a confirmed National Lottery grant of £963,700 for a transformational redevelopment project at Bailey Hill, Mold, it was announced today. Thanks to money …

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Chinese visit to Cittaslow Mold

Delegates from the most recent town to be accredited to the international Cittaslow movement, came to Mold following the International Assembly in Mirande France. Li Jinling, Vice Mayor, People’s Government of Shennongjia Forestry District, Hubei Province, China led the six …

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Ready for Blues and Soul

Another three days of fantastic blues and soul music are coming to Mold on 3 to 5 August, with an incredible line up of the best in UK performers. Advance tickets are now on sale for the fifth, fabulous North …

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Go Wild About Mold!

and green up the area Where would you like trees to be planted, perhaps on a verge or a plot of land near where you live? Would you like a tree or wild flowers for your garden or estate? The …

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