A community post office in Drumchapel is set to close its doors following the resignation of the site’s postmaster.

Bosses of Summerhill Road Post Office say the shop will “temporarily” close at 5.30 pm on Thursday, December 14 with the hope it will be in operation again shortly.

However, in a letter to local customers, service users are warned, due to a “particularly challenging period,” they cannot commit to ensuring the Summerhill Road Post Office will reopen.

It reads: “Post Office is facing a particularly challenging period, as are other high street retailers.

“The impact of rising costs, inflation and restrictions on our funding from the government means that while we will always look to reopen branches when they close, we cannot commit to doing so in every instance.

“We have a responsibility to make sure every service makes the best possible use of resources while ensuring that customers can still access our products and services.

“I can assure you that we will continue to work to find a solution that will provide a Post office service to the Summerhill Road community.”

The public letter goes on to apologise for any inconvenience the closure may cause.

A Post Office spokesperson said:  “The Postmaster for Summerhill Road Post Office has resigned and regrettably the branch will close on Thursday 14 December at 5.30pm.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this closure. Alternative branches in the area include Stonedyke, Hecla Avenue, Garscadden Road and Bearsden.

“We are working hard to keep any period of closure to a minimum. The vacancy is advertised on www.runapostoffice.co.uk and we are currently investigating the options available which will enable us to reinstate a Post Office service to the local community.”