Gasworks will cause roadchaos
The heartbroken parents of a five-month-old baby who passed away suddenly last week have paid tribute to their“little treasure”.
Little Jaime Donnelly died on Sunday, September 3, after a congenital heart defect went undetected.
He stopped breathing and was rushed to Wishaw General Hospital where he passed away.
Family and friends have decided to rally round and fundraise in his name to help out others in similar situations – and have so far collected over £1500.
Jaime’s mum Heather Hinshelwood, of Woodhead in Hamilton, said that the fundraising has given her comfort during this tragic time.
The 37-year-old said: “The last week has been utter hell for us.
“Anything I can do to help other people in this situation I will, because there are just no words to describe how this feels.”
Heather added that Jaime was a healthy, happy baby.
She said: “Jaime was an absolute pleasure. He was so content and meeting all the milestones he was supposed to, he was just perfect.”
And the mum continued: “He absolutely loved it when I sang Don Mclean’s Vincent to him – especially the ‘starry, starry nights’ part as he was my wee star.
“He also loved swimming and reading the Gruffalo’s child book with his dad Mark, as well as spending time with his two big brothers Jack and Joshua.”
Jaime’s dad Mark Donnelly (47) said Motorists are facing months of roadworks as a £300,000 investment to upgrade the gas network in the Burnbank Road area of Hamilton gets underway.
Following discussions with South Lanarkshire Council, the work by gas distribution company SGN, will start on Monday, September 18, and will last for approximately 14 weeks.
Work will begin in Burnbank Road at its junction with Yews Crescent. Temporary two-way traffic lights will be in place in Burnbank Road when required, moving along the eastbound carriageway as work progresses. The lights will ensure traffic can flow past the work area safely and will be manually controlled to minimise disruption to motorists.
During the 14-week project, SGN will also be working in Yews Crescent, Dalziel Street, Linden Lea and Linwood Terrace. Some parking restrictions may be in place occasionally, but access to driveways will be available at all times.
The work forms part of an ongoing gas mains replacement programme in Hamilton developed with the Health and Safety Executive. It involves replacing old, metal gas mains with new plastic pipe.
SGN project manager David Black said: “We’ve worked closely with the local authorities in planning this work and we will be doing everything we can to minimise disruption during our essential project.
“Where possible, we’ll be working extended hours and on weekends to ensure our work is completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.
“We appreciate that roadworks can be frustrating, however, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means once the work has been completed, homes and businesses in the area will enjoy the benefits of a continued safe and reliable gas supply for many years to come.”
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