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.

Community celebrations

Two glorious sunny days for the Bailey Hill Festival and the Carnival June and July saw two wonderful community festivals in Mold. Record numbers of visitors came to the Bailey Hill Festival to enjoy an afternoon of live performances on …

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Mold Visitor Survey

Have your say and let Mold Town Council and Flintshire County Council know what you think about a range of Mold matters including car parking in Town. Whether you live here, work here, are a visitor, or a shop / …

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Mold Blues and Soul Festival

Three days of fantastic 
blues and soul music! From Friday 1 to Sunday 3 August there will be an incredible line up of the best in British blues and soul performing right in the heart of Mold at Kendrick’s Field (off …

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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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