Staff have suddenly walked out at Meltham Post Office .
The Carlile Institute branch on Huddersfield Road is currently closed to the public, due to a decision taken by employees this morning.
The closure has been blamed by Richard Noon, secretary for the Meltham Carlile Community Interest Company and independent town councillor, on a “breakdown in communication in the branch.”
It has forced people wanting to use the service to travel to Slaithwaite, Netherton or Honley until the issue is resolved.
The Post Office moved into the volunteer-run building in September 2014 .
Mr Noon said: “Staff have walked out on ill-founded claims. We’ve been running for over 12 months and the branch has been a great success.
“Ultimately, managing this type of business is difficult to do on a volunteer basis when we have our full-time jobs on top.
“There has been a breakdown in communication in the branch and we are working to resolve this as soon as possible.
“The branch has twice recently been audited by Post Office Ltd and passed with flying colours.
“Today is disappointing for those who have put a lot into the branch , we apologise to customers. It will re-open as soon as possible.
“A meeting with staff is about to take place and at the moment I hope that the Post Office will re-open tomorrow.”
The Post Office was moved to the building to make it a major community hub.
The Post Office was unable to provide any more details on the exact cause of the dispute.
A Post Office spokeswoman said: “We would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of Meltham Post Office.
“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 alternative branch.”