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 Fundraiser

Cittaslow Mold is arranging a Ceilidh at St Mary’s Church Hall, King Street, in Mold on Saturday 8 March 2014 to raise funds to support the 2014 Bailey Hill Festival. The March fundraising event will include Live music and Ceilidh dancing …

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Sainsbury’s public consultation

Invitation to Sainsbury’s Mold public exhibition Sainsbury’s plans to build a foodstore and petrol station next to the Rugby Club on Chester Road. They will submit a planning application in the coming months and the proposals include significant improvements for the …

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November Fest

There will be over 30 real ales, lager, ciders and wine with great live entertainment at November Fest in Mold from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 November 2013 at St Mary’s Church Hall, King Street, Mold CH7 1LA Following the success …

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Mold Xmas lights switch-on Tuesday 26 November

One of the busiest evenings of the year in Mold, with festive entertainment in Daniel Owen Square from 3.30pm, Santa switching the lights on at 6pm, and a fun fair on the lower High Street. Phone Sam Roberts on 01352 …

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