Invitation to join the party

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Celebrations to mark this year’s 15th anniversary of Slow Food Aylsham and Cittaslow Aylsham, which is expected to attract international attention and bring in hundreds of visitors, will be supported by Aylsham Town Council who have agreed to host the event.

Slow Food UK has agreed to hold its annual general meeting in Aylsham over the weekend of the Food Festival (2,3,4 October) when about 40-50 delegates and attendees from across the UK will descend on the town.

And the autumn Cittaslow International Co-ordinating Committee, based in Orvieto, Italy – again with about 40-50 delegates and attendees from around the world – will come to Aylsham on the weekend of 7, 8 November. A five-strong committee will plan and co-ordinate a programme of Cittaslow events.

As the UK’s second town to achieve Cittaslow status, Aylsham has led the way over the years in environmental initiatives like plastic bag free shopping and supports local, traditional markets and artisans.

Individuals, community groups and traders interested in being part of the celebrations should email Slow Food Aylsham or Aylsham Town Hall.

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