A CAMPAIGNER has given up hope of stopping a mast being built on his road.

Carpenter James Guckian thinks T-Mobile has won the fight to build a mast on the corner of Mead Way and Pickhurst Lane, Hayes.

The 47-year-old Mead Way resident was part of a group of protesters who sat in front of diggers and wrote to MP Eric Forth when work began in October.

He said: "There weren't enough of us to fight the battle. There's nothing more I can do."

The campaigners fought because they believed the mast was being illegally built on private land.

But T-Mobile is allowed to put up the mast because it is being built on land classified as a highway.

It won planning permission for the mast on appeal in August 2002.