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 prepares for Dashing Santas

Sunday 11 December As we are now firmly into the ‘ber’ months, time to think about Christmas and what better way to get you into the festive spirit than signing up for Mold Town Council’s Santa Dash. Mold Santa Dash …

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Wild About Mold

Wild about Mold is an exciting new project in Mold and the surrounding villages along the Alyn and Wheeler river valleys, including Rhydymwyn, Hendre, Nannerch and Afon-wen. We want to create a network of pedestrian-friendly routes, rich in wildlife and …

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Save a life sessions

Mayor of Mold, Anthony Parry, has chosen Welsh Hearts http://welshhearts.org/ as his main charity initiative for his year in office. Welsh Hearts working alongside the Town Council, St John Ambulance http://www.sja.org.uk/sja/default.aspx and the community of Mold will endeavour to ‘Save …

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Thousands out for Carnival

An estimated 6,000 people visited Mold for the annual Mold Carnival last month. The Town was alive with activities and performances on the High Street, Daniel Owen Precinct, Square, car park, and the recreational fields. A small group of volunteers …

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