Mold is a town in Flintshire, Wales, on the River Alyn. It is the administrative seat of Flintshire County Council, and was the county town of Clwyd from 1974 to 1996. In accordance with the 2011 UK Census, it has a permanent resident population of around 10058 people. With no train service, Mold is challenging to get to by public transport. The nearest station is at Buckley, which has connections to Wrexham and Liverpool. Flint railway station, to which Mold is linked by regular bus services, is not much further, and has direct trains to Cardiff, London and Manchester. During the day there are frequent buses from Mold Bus Station to Chester and Wrexham in addition to other nearby towns and villages. Mold has a 15th-century parish church, a modest museum and the local arts centre, Theatre Clwyd. Sharing a structure with Mold Library and Museum is Visit Flintshire, which is the primary Tourist Information Office for the town and its surroundings, and provides an outlet for regional artists and craftspeople to market their work. Mold is a cittaslow (slow food town), and it was the first town in Wales to acquire this distinction. Mold has a diverse street market every Wednesday and Saturday for fresh fruit and vegetables and various other products. For speciality and fresh local food, the Celyn Farmers' Market is hosted on the first and third Saturdays of every month in Mold. The Mold Food and Drink Festival is held each September. The food festival has a main event area on the edge of the town centre, and many different central and nearby businesses add to the celebration. For all your home improvements, make certain to find reputable professionals in Mold to make certain of quality.