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.

Mold Pancake Races 2014

Mold’s annual pancake races are to take place in Daniel Owen Square, Mold on Shrove Tuesday, 4 March, at 2pm We’re battering up for the 2014 annual pancake races in Mold!  Mold Town Council and Cittaslow Mold are organising the traditional races …

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Ceilidh, Bailey Hill Festival 2014 fundraiser

Why not leap into March at a ceilidh in St Mary’s Hall in Mold with popular local band ‘Swing the Cat’ and their foot stomping live music. You don’t need to know anything about dancing, and you don’t even need …

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Future of Bailey Hill

Future of Bailey Hill, public meeting Monday 17 February at 7pm upstairs in Mold Town Hall, Earl Road, Mold The future of a key historic site in Mold, Bailey Hill, has taken a step forward. Ambitious plans to improve the …

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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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