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.

Blooming Mold 2013 presentation to winners

Blooming Mold competition winners were presented with their certificates and cheques by Mayor of Mold, Robin Guest, at a most enjoyable awards event hosted by Park Avenue Community Gardens, Mold. Mayor of Mold, Robin Guest said, “As a keen gardener …

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Local History Finds Day

Bring your own archaeological and local history finds for expert assessment Mold Library & Museum and Daniel Owen Centre on Thursday 19 September 2013, 2pm to 6pm. Free admission In Mold Library there will be a number of short illustrated presentations by the National …

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Citizens Advice Bureau

The Mold CAB office is near the bus station at The Annex, Terrig House, Chester Street, Mold CH7 1EG. It is open: Monday            9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm Tuesday             Employment Drop-in 9am to 12.30pm Wednesday             9am to 12.30pm …

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Carnival sun: Bailey Hill rain

The joys of running outdoor events and festivals in North Wales! Mold Carnival was a day to remember, the sun shone and over 4,000 people enjoyed live music in both Daniel Owen Square and the High Street, along with a …

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