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.

Sun shines on Bailey Hill Festival

Nearly 2000 people came up to Bailey Hill in Mold to enjoy the Festival in the sunshine on Sunday. It was fantastic to see so many people relaxing on the Inner Bailey enjoying themselves listening to some great music from …

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Town Council caretaker retires

Tony Davies who has been caretaker for Mold Town Council has retired after many years working for the Council. He started with the Council in 1976 as cemetery superintendent and during that time Mold Cemetery won a best kept cemetery …

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Festival Summer

Take it ‘slow’ for the summer and enjoy the festivals and events being held here in Mold. Starting with the Bailey Hill Festival on Sunday 22 June, Mold Flower Festival Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 June, and Mold and District …

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Festival will bring Bailey Hill to life

Preparations are well under way for this year’s Bailey Hill Festival, with some great musicians and entertainers signed up to delight visitors. Bailey Hill, at the top of the High Street in Mold, Flintshire, will be the venue for a …

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