Enquiries are coming in fast from businesses interested in finding out more about starting a Slow Food group in Llangollen.
In the past few weeks over 50 shops,
restaurants, pubs and other firms have been invited to help with the
initiative, which is being planned as part of the town’s bid to achieve
Slow Food is an international
organisation that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and
the environment by promoting local, seasonal produce and reconnecting people
with where their food comes from.
It is a not-for-profit movement in which
local groups, run by volunteers, organise a variety of events alongside local
food and drink producers and chefs.
Members of the Cittaslow bid team have
been distributing leaflets and putting up posters across the area giving people
more details about Slow Food and giving them the opportunity to make an enquiry
about helping set up a local group.
At the latest monthly Cittaslow group
meeting at the Town Hall on Tuesday evening, members were brought up to date on
how the scheme is progressing by Sal Jefford who is spearheading it.
She said that as a result of the
publicity drive, a number of enquiries had come in.
A minimum of 10 are needed to start a
group, so she encouraged more businesses to get involved.
• If you are interested in learning more
about how you can help, or would like to be kept informed of our progress,
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone or text Sal on 07786 623802.
Organisers also want to hear from anyone
in Llangollen who is already a member of Slow Food UK.
Gill Thomas then updated members on the
good progress she is making in compiling a local crafts and products directory.
This, she explained, aimed to include
people with traditional crafts and product businesses within a 20-mile radius
of the centre of Lllangollen.
So far, she had added 33 such businesses
to the list, including ones as diverse as a coracle maker and a Welsh flannel
She is seeking many more to add to the
growing list and invited anyone interested in being included to contact her via
Gill, who already successfully runs the
weekly country markets in Llangollen Town Hall, then put forward a suggestion
for the revival of regular local farmers’ markets.
Members discussed this and came up with
a number of possible locations in the town centre, which would now be