FRENCH CITTASLOW NETWORK GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN LABOUHEYRE, a NEW MEMBER OF OUR CITTASLOW NETWORK
Labouheyre was host city this year for the yearly general assembly of the French Cittaslow Network and the Mayor Jean-Louis PEDEUBOY gave a warm welcome to all the participants.
For the 12 French towns, it was a very pleasant opportunity to meet and talk about what happened during the last year after all these months without direct exchanges. Some Mayors were unable to attend the meeting but all expressed their interest.
Mr Pierre Beaudran, Coordinator of the French Network, provided a detailed review of the activities carried out : many requests from the media (newspapers, magazines, radios, televisions) and towns concerning the philosophy of the label, participation at university conferences, international and national relationships, exchanges of good practices in all the cities of the French network, projects ….
At the moment, new French towns are preparing their application file and we could see the French Network growing up very soon if they are able to validate the required criteria.
The financial balance sheet was presented by the treasurer, Mr Alain Gaube, Mayor of Labastide d’Armagnac and showed a very healthy situation.
At the end of the meeting, Mr Beaudran, in front of a large public of Labouheyre citizens had the very great pleasure to give the Mayor of Labouheyre, Mr Pedeuboy, and the Mayor of Lectoure, Mr Ballenghien, the label Cittaslow on behalf of the Cittaslow International president, Mr Mauro Migliorini.
These two new French towns are both situated in the South West of France and actively convey Cittaslow values and philosophy.
As a reminder, the 12 towns which compose the French Cittaslow Network are today :
Segonzac, Labastide d’Armagnac, Mirande, Créon, Saint Antonin Noble Val, Valmondois, Loix en Ré, Samatan, Simorre, Cazaubon, Labouheyre and Lectoure.