Aylsham Cittaslow

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Aylsham Cittaslow

  1. 1. Cittaslow Mo Anderson-Dungar Aylsham Town Clerk 01263 733354e: townclerk@aylsham-tc.gov.uk
  2. 2. Aylsham - a Cittàslow Town
  3. 3. The History “Cittaslow” is Italian for “Slow Town or City” Founded in 1999 in 4 Italian towns Grew from the Slow Food Movement Now a fast growing international network of 147 towns in 24 countries A growing UK network of towns – Aylsham, Diss, Mold Berwick-upon-Tweed, Perth, with Penarth almost completing the accreditation process Perth & Kinross Council is a “Cittaslow Supporter
  4. 4. Why in Aylsham?• Goals – Categories – Environmental – Infrastructure – Urban Fabric – Local Products – Hospitality – Promoting Cittàslow
  5. 5. Aylsham• Sustainability not regeneration• Community owned• Led by democratically elected town council• Endorses Broadland Community Plan, County Plan, national Government strategies and policies
  6. 6. But ………• Difficult for all to understand as Aylsham did not have to change – no immediately obvious “quick fix”• A “foreign” organisation with a different system of local government• Apart from the goals, there is no set rule book – which emphasises that every community is unique
  7. 7. Activities• Sustainable activities• Food Festival• Carnival/Christmas• Arts/Music events• Specialist Markets• Links to other authorities/agencies
  8. 8. Pilot Projects• Plastic Bag Free Campaign• WEEE Day• Split litter bins to take recyclable items• Aylsham Car Club
  9. 9. Snail build and Snail Trail…..• Local schoolchildren made snails from recycled materials• They were displayed in local shops as a “Snail Trail”
  10. 10. Benefits for Aylsham• Raising the profile of the town and surrounding area• Better rapport with Principal Authorities• Cittaslow „umbrella‟ brings projects and groups together• Opportunities from being part of a national and international network
  11. 11. More information: www.aylsham-tc.gov.uk www.cittaslow.org.ukwww.slowfoodaylsham.org.uk www.slowfood.org.uk

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