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 2013

Bailey Hill Festival Sunday 23 June 2013 From 1 to 6pm excellent entertainment for all, at this family festival on historic Bailey Hill. For details, including how to have a stall or be a volunteer please contact Andrea Mearns 01352 …

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Mold Spring Clean 2013

Mold Spring Clean Friday 12 to Monday 15 April 2013 Where needs a makeover in the Town?  There will be something that all of us can help with, so can you join in for an hour or two please? The …

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Community consultation findings

The Town Partnership in Mold held a lively consultation event in November to find out from the public how they would like to see the future of Mold. A questionnaire based on six aspiration statements gave people the opportunity to voice their priorities and ideas for the Town.

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Cittaslow aims to improve the quality of life in Mold. Well-being is difficult to quantify in financial terms, but we can put a monetary value on the grants we’ve received in 2010/11, which have helped to make projects happen.

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