Angry customers will have to wait to get their village post office back.

The branch in Honley is run out of the Nisa Local branch in Westgate but has been closed for the past five weeks.

And Post Office chiefs admit they cannot say when it will back in operation.

The shutdown means that customers, many of them pensioners, are having to travel to other villages or Huddersfield.

A Post Office Spokesperson said: “We would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of Honley Post Office. This is due to operational reasons.

“We are working hard to restore services to the area as soon as possible. In the meantime, customers can access Post Office services at any branch, with Brockholes and Netherton Post Offices being the closest alternative”.

They were unable to expand on the operational reasons.

Customer Carolyn Millington, of Thirstin Road, said: “It is proving very inconvenient for everyone and staff are saying nothing.

“They have put up a notice saying it is closed but will give no indication of when the service will start again.

“My mother is 83 and has difficulty in walking so I am having to travel elsewhere to pick up her pension. She is lucky in that I can help but there are many who are not in that situation”.

Honley Post Office to move to Nisa Local store on Westgate, Honley.

The former village post office closed its doors in October 2014.

It was the latest in a series of changes affecting post offices in the Huddersfield area.

Many traditional offices are closing and new branches opening up in convenience stores.

The Honley service was provided from a Post Office terminal at the retail till available during shop opening hours.