Ribble Estuary cockling resumes August 1st, 2012 admin Latest News Shares Comments A number of cockle beds in the Ribble Estuary were closed towards the end of last year for safety reasons, but have now reopened after Lancashire council announced the molluscs had passed a quality test. The Ribble Estuary’s Foulnaze bed was due to reopen in July, but the start date was put back a week while West Lancashire Council carried out tests. The cockle beds were closed in November because of ill-equipped and unlicensed boats. Onthespot – your online reporter Do you have a story to tell? Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!