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 Festival 2014

All go at Bailey Hill The future of Bailey Hill is looking promising with many people working together to make the proposed improvement plans into a reality. And having more activities on the Hill should encourage people to use the …

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Sponsor a hanging basket in Mold

Would you like to sponsor a hanging basket in Mold? Organisations, businesses, individuals or groups of individuals can sponsor a basket for £60, and their name will be displayed next to the basket in a custom-made holder.  The 100 floral …

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Blooming Mold 2014

The competition for Mold’s talented gardeners ‘Blooming Mold’ is back by popular demand in 2014. All residents or businesses in Town can enter, with a chance of winning a first prize of £60 and second prize of £30 sponsored by …

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Packed meeting supports Bailey Hill

Over 50 people attended a meeting last night on the future of Bailey Hill, to find out more about the exciting plans to improve Mold’s Norman Motte and Bailey, and a possible grant for the work through a Heritage Lottery …

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