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.

League of Friends X-ray appeal

League of Friends X-ray appeal The Mayor of Mold’s Charity Dinner and Auction in aid of Mold Hospital League of Friends’ appeal for new x-ray equipment, raised over a staggering £10,000. Mayor Geoff Collett said how delighted he was with …

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Volunteer power

Another successful Mold Spring Clean An amazing 740 volunteers made Town sparkle during this year’s Mold Spring Clean. Residents, businesses and organisations collected 340 bags of rubbish and other large items; the Scouts re-planted the flower bed outside the Co-op; …

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Summer specials

Summer specials Take it ‘slow’ for the summer and enjoy the festivals and events being held here in Mold. Mold is a member of a growing network of 147 towns in 24 countries, which are part of the international Cittaslow …

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Sponsor a basket in Mold centre

Would you like to sponsor a hanging basket in Mold?  Organisations, businesses, individuals or groups of individuals can sponsor a basket for £60, and their name will be displayed next to the basket in a custom-made holder. The floral baskets …

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