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.

Backing – Bailey Hill, Mold

Over the last seven years ambitious plans have been developed in order to stop the decline of the distinctive character and historic significance of Bailey Hill, Mold. Bailey Hill is the site of a Norman Castle set in the historic …

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Bear is named Brownie

It’s official – the large brown bear that has been living in the Council Chamber at Mold Town Hall has been named ‘Brownie’ and has now moved to live with Esme Griffiths aged six. The bear was generously donated to …

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Mold Town Council – community youth representative / youth council

If you are aged between 11 and 25 years old and live within 3 miles of Mold you could be co-opted onto the Youth Council. We have vacancies available for membership of the Youth Council with the appointed Chair and …

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Programme Bailey Hill Festival 2018

PROGRAMME for the INNER BAILEY STAGE 1pm to 1.30pm                      Blues Face Blues Face are a local band that started out from a project between Emerge Community Arts and Adult Learning Wales in 2016. The band write and record their …

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